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 130: We are mosses

If we could choose, we’d be mosses growing on opposite sides of the same tree.

  • The ‘majestic’ Singapore orchid named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II | Deccan Herald 
  • Angela Merkel – – The Epric Foundation
  • Ferns Are Super Weird – And Their Genomes Are Even More Chaotic Than We Thought : ScienceAlert
  • Inselberg – Wikipedia
  • Inselberg vegetation and the biodiversity of granite outcrops
  • President Biden Announces Intent to Appoint Dr. Renee Wegrzyn as Inaugural Director of Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) – The White House 
  • Renee Wegrzyn – Wikipedia
  • High plant diversity is often found in the smallest of areas — ScienceDaily
  • A thirsty secret (the episode we talked about the first cocoa paper) 
  • Collection of native Theobroma cacao L. accessions from the Ecuadorian Amazon highlights a hotspot of cocoa diversity 
  • Variability and genetic determinants of cocoa aromas in trees native to South Ecuadorian Amazonia
  • Common weed may be ‘super plant’ that holds key to drought-resistant crops — ScienceDaily
  • Genetically Modified Purple Tomatoes Will Be Popping Up On US Plates By Next Spring | IFLScience
  • Learning to Love G.M.O.s – The New York Times 
  • Roundup and glyphosate’s impact on GABA to elicit extended proconvulsant behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans | Scientific Reports
  • Correlated retrograde and developmental regulons implicate multiple retrograde signals as coordinators of chloroplast development in maize
  • Conifer communication is complex and can be altered by air pollution
  • Humans And Cockatoos Are Embroiled in an Escalating ‘Arms Race’ in Australia : ScienceAlert
  • An arms race over food waste: Sydney cockatoos are still opening kerb-side bins, despite our best efforts to stop them

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 2022-09-16  1h2m