Happy New Year!And the Winners Are….
For the past five years, I’ve started the new year here at the How Plants Work blog by taking a look back at the previous year’s plant-related news from my HPW Twitter feed and sharing a few of the “tastier” tidbits, month-by-month.
This year, something a bit different – rather than me picking the stories, my Twitter followers will pick them. That is, I’ll feature the most “popular” news stories per month (based on the cumulative number of “likes”and “retweets”).
From “Dancing in the Dark” to “Corpse Flowers“
Dancing in the dark: darkness as a signal in plants.
Evolutionary origin of phytochrome responses and signaling in land plants.
New research sheds light on why plants change sex.
“The corpse flower takes ten years to build up enough energy to bloom, but mysteriously, dozens of them bloomed within weeks of each other in 2016.”
Lots of corpse flowers bloomed in 2016, and nobody knows why.
Next Up: The most popular plant science news stories of February 2017.