Friday, February 11, 2011

SHORT PLANT SCIENCE NEWS: First edition of the Plant Science newsletter for 2011

Welcome to the first edition of the Plant Science newsletter for 2011. In this edition we present some of the new features from our journal portfolio, including special issues, awards and free articles.
Also featured are the latest books listings, including 2 new volumes from the Annual Plant Review series.

New for 2011
International Year of Forests: 2011 marks the International Year of Forests. An initiative to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests
Free sample issues: Visit our new Plant Science Web Portal on the Wiley Online Library for details of our conference activities, special offers and free articles.
New look for 2011: Plant Breeding gets a new look for 2011 and strengthens its focus on crop plants.
Vote now!: Contribute to a forthcoming review in MPP detailing the top 10 plant pathogenic fungi worldwide. Cast your votes online for your 3 favourite plant pathogenic fungi.

Cutting Edge Research
Plant Biology Special Issue: This special issue examines the reproductive biology of different plants and asks how interactions of certain pollinators with plants and their behaviour on flowers influence the morphology of reproductive organs or the flowering phenology.
Asiatic vascular plant taxonomy: Thematic issue includes 27articles based on taxonomic studies undertaken in various Asiatic countries and regions and no less than 23 taxa are described anew.

Free Articles
- Changes in soil organic carbon under biofuel crops
- Impact of neonicotinoid insecticides on natural enemies in greenhouse and interiorscape environments.
- Allelopathic effect of itchgrass (Rottboellia cochinchinensis) on seed germination and plant growth
- Scorpiurus muricatus L. subsp. subvillosus (L.) Thell., a potential forage legume species for a Mediterranean environment: a review
Does using stepwise variable selection to build sequential path analysis models make sense?
- Glycinebetaine protects plants against abiotic stress: mechanisms and biotechnological applications
- Restoring Native Plants to Crested Wheatgrass Stands
- Understanding tissue specific compositions of bioenergy feedstocks through hyperspectral Raman imaging

Also of Interest
Keystone Symposium on Biofuels
1-6 March 2011, Singapore
The topics covered will include the most promising avenues for bioenergy production. This meeting will bring together academic and industrial scientists with planning and policy makers all working to identify the most promising avenues to a viable biofuels future.

Click here for more details!

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