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 128: It’s not you, it’s us

Sometimes, technology makes our lives better. On other occasions, it makes it much harder. This week was one of those times, the recording equipment failed on us. We still did a fun show full of cool plant science, it just doesn’t sound as nice. Sorry!

  • Indigofera tinctoria – Wikipedia
  • Isatis tinctoria – Wikipedia
  • Indigo dye – Wikipedia 
  • Eliza Lucas – Wikipedia 
  • South Carolina Gardener, Botanist, & Agriculturalist Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722-1793)
  • The Gullah: Rice, Slavery, and the Sierra Leone-American Connection 
  • Phytotelma – Wikipedia
  • Aquatic islands in the sky: 100 years of research on water‐filled tree holes – Petermann – 2022 – Ecology and Evolution – Wiley Online Library
  • Facts Are No Longer Convincing. Research Suggests You Should Say This Instead
  • Personal experiences bridge moral and political divides better than facts | PNAS  
  • Flower shape and size impact bees’ chances of catching gut parasites | Science News
  • Effect of water availability on volatile‐mediated communication between potato plants in response to insect herbivory – Vázquez‐González – Functional Ecology – Wiley Online Library 
  • An oxygen-sensing mechanism for angiosperm adaptation to altitude | Nature
  • The US Navy Put Cameras on Dolphins And The Results Are Wild : ScienceAlert

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