The molecular mechanisms enabling plants to quickly adapt their rate of flower production in response to changing nutrient levels in soil have been revealed by researchers at the Sainsbury Laboratory.
Fundamental research on plant development at the Sainsbury Laboratory will help in the future design of optimal crops.
When bees collect nectar, how do they hold onto the flower? Cambridge University scientists have shown that it is down to small cone-shaped cells on the petals that act like "velcro" on the bees' feet.
Bees see some flowers in multicolour because of previously unknown iridescence of the petals, usually invisible to the human eye, researchers from the University of Cambridge report this week in Science.
For what is believed to be the first time in the event’s 155-year history, a Cambridge college will be contributing a garden to this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.