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!


We did it!

It wasn’t always easy. It was no walk in the park. But with perseverance, focus and endurance we made it to 100 mostly plant science facts! I think we all deserve a round of applause, a pat on the back and a new hoya for the living room. Enjoy!

  • Guano 
  • Jumping Cholla: When Cacti Attack 
  • Why is my orange green? | Plant Scientist 
  • Clematis ‘Maria Sklodowska Curie’ – BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine 
  • The ‘Confessions’ of Karl Marx (or these are a few of his favorite things) 
  • Jean Nicot 
  • ​​Racism lurks in names given to plants and animals. That’s starting to change 
  • Decoloniality and anti-oppressive practices for a more ethical ecology 
  • Nikolai Vavilov Episode 10: Tetris and the Seed Potatoes of Leningrad 
  • Turgor pressure 
  • Squirting Cucumber: The Plant That Explodes 
  • Himalayan Balsam Explosive Seed Pods. Impatiens Glandulifera.
  • A seed flying like a bullet: ballistic seed dispersal in Chinese witch-hazel (Hamamelis mollis OLIV., Hamamelidaceae) | Journal of The Royal Society Interface

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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross

Until next time!

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 2021-08-29  1h10m