New variety of paintbrush lily developed by a novel plant tissue culture technique

IMAGE: The steps involved in generating triploid and hexaploid plants by endosperm culture (Photos: Arisa Nakano, Masahiro Mii, Yoichiro Hoshino). view more  Credit: Arisa Nakano, Masahiro Mii, Yoichiro Hoshino Scientists at Hokkaido University and Chiba University have developed simultaneous triploid and hexaploid varieties of Haemanthus albiflos by the application of endosperm culture, thus extending the use […]

Lily the barn owl reveals how birds fly in gusty winds

Lily the barn owl demonstrates wing-morphing to cope with gusts in flight. Credit: Cheney et al 2020 Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College have discovered how birds are able to fly in gusty conditions—findings that could inform the development of bio-inspired small-scale aircraft. “Birds routinely fly in high winds close […]