[Plant-education] Re: a news service about plants?

David R. Hershey via plant-ed%40net.bio.net (by dh321 At excite.com)
Tue Dec 5 19:24:29 EST 2006

I've never seen many summaries of plant physiology articles online.

ScienceDaily.com has a botany section but they seem to do less than one
botany article a day and few plant physiology articles.

The Botanical Society of America has a Botany in the News section, but
it is not updated daily.

It might be more efficient to focus on journals with frequent plant
physiology articles that provide RSS feeds, e.g.

New Phytologist

Plant, Cell & Environment

Physiologia Plantarum

Plant Physiology

In graduate school, we had journal courses where each student was
assigned to summarize relevant articles from several journals. Many
plant research journals have websites with free article abstracts so
that might be easier to do than it used to be. The problem is that
plant physiology articles appear in a wide diversity of journals,
including general science journals such as Nature, Science, and the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences as well as journals on
botany, general biology, horticulture, agronomy, forestry and soil

David R. Hershey

Carl Pike wrote:
> A colleague uses the Sigma Xi "science in the news" daily email
> service in a general education course on global change.  That service
> provides daily summaries of articles on scientific topics from
> newspapers and magazines.  Students read the articles and then
> comment in class on how they relate to the course.
> I thought that would be an interesting idea for a plant physiology
> course in order to engage students.  Does anyone know of a news
> service that provides such summaries of plant-themed articles?
> Thanks    Carl Pike

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