Links to botanical articles most worth your time from this past week. Trust me.
A bit touchy: A study found plants defenses against insects and fungus increased when touched
Farmers of 800-years-ago could teach us how to protect the Amazon: By studying plant remains, scientists have a better idea of how ancient cultures were able to farm efficiently without disturbing the natural habitat
Mexico City, vertical gardens to combat pollution: I know there has been a lot of vertical garden hype, but I like this one.
How plants absorb the perfect quantity of minerals: A study which could lead to breeding plants with higher nutrition, a step in fighting the world’s malnutrition?