Dandelion seeds

Dandelion seeds float away in the wind. To ...

Grafting and budding

Grafting and budding are standard techniques ...

Bean seed embryo

After fertilisation, a tiny plant called an ...

Mussel life cycle

The life cycle of the New Zealand ...

Bird pollination in New Zealand

Dave Kelly of the University of Canterbury ...

Kererū feeding on kawakawa

The kererū is important in the seed dispersal ...

Tūī on flax flowers

As a tūī searches flax flowers for nectar ...

Australian bush fire

Banksias, eucalypts and other Australian ...

Iris landing stage

This iris flower has petals shaped to form ...

DNA markers and apple breeding

DNA markers are short sequences of DNA that ...

New plants from a rhizome

Vegetative reproduction – three new plants ...

Red-fleshed apple

The flesh of the new apple cultivar is red ...

Potential health benefits of ...

Red-fleshed apples may be healthier than ...

Tubers

Tubers are swollen portions of an underground ...

Inside a tulip

A cutaway tulip flower, with its central ...

Cross-pollinating apples

Cross-pollination is a method of mating 2 ...

Maize (sweet corn) flowers

Look closely to see the pollen floating from ...

Marker-assisted selection in apples

DNA markers can be used to determine whether ...

Rats eating eggs

Rats are adapted to climbing trees and can ...

Harakeke flowers

Harakeke has colourful flowers with lots of ...

Fern spores

Ferns reproduce by sending out tiny spores ...

Male and female kauri cones

A kauri tree has both male and female cones ...

Grafting

Grafting is a way of making a new plant. The ...

What controls apple flesh colour?

Scientists at Plant & Food Research have ...

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