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Silica content in plants

See how silica content is linked to systematics, ecology, and traits in plants from South America

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!!! Deadline extended for fully ONLINE 12th IMPR !!!...

Deadline has been extended until Feb. 26 for submitting abstracts to the next IMPR conference that will take place on 8-11 September 2021 as a totally ONLINE conference... and Marta Dal Corso tells you all you want to know here!

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Open science practices in phytolith research

... shows we could do better !

See a summary of Emma Karoune's two recent papers

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The new code for phytolith nomenclature, version 2.0 IS NOW published !

The paper with its supplementary material can be downloaded for free on the Annals of Botany website.

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Phytolith Carbon dating: the debate is going on !

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3D-shape of grass phytoliths

See how it helps identify phylogenetic relationships among early diverging grasses

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