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 125: Why do trees collect clocks?

We have a lot of questions this week that even we don’t know the answer to. This is your time to shine

  • The extinct ‘orchid of the falls’ | Kew 
  • Breaking the binary by coming out as a trans scientist
  • About Me – Robin Aguilar 
  • Women less likely than men to get authorship on scientific publications, analysis finds 
  • Female scientists less likely to be given authorship credits, analysis finds | UK news | The Guardian
  • Considerations for LGBTQ+ Friendly Field Work | Plantae
  • Gaga (plant) – Wikipedia 
  • Peecycling: could donating your urine to farmers help feed the world? | Recycling | The Guardian
  • Is “Peecycling” the Next Wave in Sustainable Living?
  • German: Kollektiv KAnTe Öko-Klo
  • Optimisation of a low-cost urine treatment system for resource recovery
  • Plants Appear to Be Breaking Biochemistry Rules by Making ‘Secret Decisions’
  • Metabolic evidence for distinct pyruvate pools inside plant mitochondria | Nature Plants
  • Cloud labs: where robots do the research 
  • Golden cats: A never‐ending story! – Abitbol – – Animal Genetics – Wiley Online Library 

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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross

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