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 83: Mietschuldenfreiheitsbescheinigung – Feral crops, seed maturation, anti-Asian racism

This week, we’re talking about a paper that looks at the internal selection processes happening within plants to decide which fruit makes the cut. Plus a number of interesting facts from the last days.

  • When a Crop Goes Back to the Wil: Feralization 
  • No Effect of Selective Maturation on Fruit Traits for a Bird-Dispersed Species, Sambucus racemosa, Koyama, K.; Tashiro, M. Plants 2021, 10, 376. 
  • FOSSIL PLANTS found beneath MILE-DEEP GREENLAND ICE—indicating risk of rapid sea-level rise
  • A multimillion-year-old record of Greenland vegetation and glacial history preserved in sediment beneath 1.4 km of ice at Camp Century
  • Ancient noeggerathialean reveals the seed plant sister group diversified alongside the primary seed plant radiation
  • “Pompeii of Prehistoric Plants” Unlocks Evolutionary Secret – Spectacular Fossil Plants Preserved Within a Volcanic Ash Fall 
  • Climate change: ‘Forever plant’ seagrass faces uncertain future
  • To keep nationalism in check, nurture science solidarity World View
  • The US Is Building Walls Around Science, and We’re All Poorer for It
  • Introduction, adaptation and characterization of monk fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii): a non-caloric new natural sweetener
  • Siraitia grosvenorii
  • To Protect Local Wildlife, Feed Your Cat Meatier Meals

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 2021-03-19  1h10m