Joram took an electric scooter through the best city in the world to join Tegan in her kitchen for yet another episode about plants and pipettes and things that are fun.
Tegan’s paper: Weits, D. A., Kunkowska, A. B., Kamps, N. C. W., Portz, K. M. S., Packbier, N. K., Nemec Venza, Z., … Licausi, F. (2019). An apical hypoxic niche sets the pace of shoot meristem activity. Nature, 569(7758), 714–717.
The root article we published last week (or the week before if you’re listening to this one week later (don’t listen to this later than that or this statement will be inaccurate)).
Joram’s favourite plant: Stylidium graminifolium or trigger grass plant
Stylidium graminifolium , a slow motion video to show why this genus are known as trigger plants. Check out the column containing the male & female parts of the flower moving into shot very fast once triggered! Just imagine how surprised the insect must feel! @CUBotanicGarden pic.twitter.com/IYh2uO81Ok
— Alex Summers (@CamPlantsman) May 3, 2018
The pollination strategy of the genus #Stylidium has to be one of the best (and fastest) examples of #plant movement. Solitary #bees/ #beeflies get punched on the back (or underneath) by the quick moving floral column. This is S. graminifolum at our #allotment #PlantsAreCool pic.twitter.com/9nilfy1hVS
— Robbie Blackhall-Miles (@fossilplants) June 23, 2019
Welcome to the age of collective narcissism
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The age of protein in paleontology
Don’t watch prometheus, it has stupid DNA vision.
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