Plants and Pipettes

Tegan and Joram explore the world of molecular plant research. How to plants sense their environment? What controls their metabolism? How do they store energy? Come along to an excursion into the very cells of all green things!


episode 6: Seven Dish

Hello again! Do you want to know about a potentially organic alternative to glyphosate and the recycling system of organelle DNA? You came to the right place podcast! We also have a new favourite plant and some fun stuff for you!

Joram’s paper: Brilisauer, K., Rapp, J., Rath, P., Schöllhorn, A., Bleul, L., Weiß, E., … Forchhammer, K. (2019). Cyanobacterial antimetabolite 7-deoxy-sedoheptulose blocks the shikimate pathway to inhibit the growth of prototrophic organisms. Nature Communications, 10(1), 545.

Tegan’s paper: Takami, T., Ohnishi, N., Kurita, Y., Iwamura, S., Ohnishi, M., Kusaba, M., … Sakamoto, W. (2018). Organelle DNA degradation contributes to the efficient use of phosphate in seed plants. Nature Plants, 4(12), 1044–1055.

Joram’s favourite plant is Magnolia!

Lil Bub’s genome is here!

Dispute between German universities and publishing houses: project DEAL. Please make sure to always pay for your papers and not to fall for sci-hub.

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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross

Until next time!


 2019-05-03  1h6m