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Open science practices in phytolith research

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3D-shape of grass phytoliths

See how it helps identify phylogenetic relationships among early diverging grasses

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Phytolith Carbon dating: the debate is going on !

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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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12th IMPR... is postponed until September 2021 🙁

Due to COVID-19, our next conference is postponed until September 2021 (date to be defined). It will still take place in Kiel (Germany).
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