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 126: The sexy mixing

This week, we learn something new: have you heard about apomictic propagation? Well, now you have. We also bring the hottest news from the plant science world.

  • Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet | Official Trailer | Netflix 
  • Variation of Residual Sexuality Rates along Reproductive Development in Apomictic Tetraploids of Paspalum | HTML 
  • Tasting my First Babaco Fruit
  • The Many Uses of CRISPR: Scientists Tell All – The New York Times 
  • Cellulose photonic pigments | Nature Communications 
  • Artificial photosynthesis can produce food without sunshine — ScienceDaily
  • A hybrid inorganic–biological artificial photosynthesis system for energy-efficient food production | Nature Food
  • New species of alga named for poet Amanda Gorman — ScienceDaily 
  • Read the full text of Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem ‘The Hill We Climb’ 
  • Ethanol induces heat tolerance in plants by stimulating unfolded protein response | SpringerLink
  • The genomic basis of the plant island syndrome in Darwin’s giant daisies | Nature Communications 
  •  Scalesia pedunculata – Wikipedia 
  • First reported case of a person getting COVID from a cat

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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross

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