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What We're Reading: Guest contributions

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What We're Reading (WWR) is a weekly series on Plantae. In a time when research articles are constantly increasing every day, it's kind of challenging for all of us to keep the pace. WWR tries to cover exciting stories in summarized form. Mary Williams is the editor of this amazing series and along with her, other Plantae fellows, ASPB ambassadors, and plant biologists also contribute as well as. You may find the following article interesting to know details about WWR series. 
Why We're Writing "What We're Reading"
Apart from the ARIBIDOPSIS, I have made a commitment to write summaries regularly for WWR series. Sometimes, I try to contribute as a guest editor too. As I started to contribute from last year, I have realized that it would be beneficial for me and my readers, followers, and subscribers to have all contributed summaries for WWR in one particular place. To achieve this purpose, I'm going to consolidate every link of contributed summaries in this …

Mutant Series: SHY GIRL (SyGl)

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It's been few months, I haven't share any whimsical or funny gene or mutant. Partly, I was extremely busy with manuscript writing (academic excuse!) and another way, just holding myself to start with a very exciting story out of my comfort zone. Recently, I read an amazing article and definitely involves a funny and logical name too. Here it goes. 

During the evolution of land plants, we mostly observe flowering plant capable of producing fruits. These flowering plants are known as "angiosperm in plant biology term. Among flowering plants, we sometimes see that male and female organ stay at the same time, called "hermaphroditism". But, there is another type, which has a more similar sexual system as human. In that case, an individual plant has either male or female identity like the human. This is known as "dioecious". In the evolutionary time scale, dioecious plants appear later.  

In case of human, we already know that Y chromosome contains male-determ…