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 127: A thirsty secret

We’re back from our holidays and we brought a big bag of plant facts from the last couple of weeks of plant science!

  • Pollinators of the sea: A discovery of animal-mediated fertilization in seaweed | Science
  • Improving photosynthesis and crop productivity by accelerating recovery from photoprotection | Science
  • Uwe Sonnewald on Twitter about the paper
  • Rethinking the retraction process | Science
  • GMO chestnuts could save tree populations
  • Ancient plastid genomes solve the tree species mystery of the imperial wood “Nanmu” in the Forbidden City, the largest existing wooden palace complex in the world
  • Nanmu – Wikipedia
  • Collection of native Theobroma cacao L. accessions from the Ecuadorian Amazon highlights a hotspot of cocoa diversity
  • 15 years of experiments have overturned a major assumption about how thirsty plants actually are
  • Humidity gradients in the air spaces of leaves | Nature Plants
  • Toward Targeted Invasive Predator Control: Developing pH-Responsive Subcutaneous Implants for Native Mammals | ACS Applied Polymer Materials
  • Poison Peas and the Australian Arms Race – Plants and Pipettes

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 2022-08-26  1h4m