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 129: Big British Cheese 1

Would you trust us if we spoke badly about cheese? This, and other science facts in our newest plant science show for you!

  • WELCOME BACK! (our story about the great mistletoe)
  • A seed‐like proteome in oil‐rich tubers – Niemeyer – The Plant Journal – Wiley Online Library
  • Cyperus esculentus – Wikipedia
  • Cyperus rotundus – Wikipedia
  • Amborella – Wikipedia
PAPER(S) of the Week
  • The colonisation of land was a likely driving force for the evolution of mitochondrial retrograde signalling in plants
  • The GENOMES UNCOUPLED1 protein has an ancient, highly conserved role but not in retrograde signalling
  • The forgotten organelle – Plants and Pipettes
  • Self-pollinating plant shows rapid loss of genetic variation — ScienceDaily 
  • Spatially patterned hydrogen peroxide orchestrates stomatal development in Arabidopsis | Nature Communications
  • How death’s-head hawkmoths manage to fly straight in the dark | Science News


 2022-09-09  56m