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 133: Bishop’s balls

While plant science missed out on yet another Nobel prize, you are not missing out on yet another great plant science episode. We have a hairy balled plant, some evidence about ATP and a whole Can of Spinach!

  • Bits und Bäume
  • Carbon Offsets: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) 
  • Gomphocarpus physocarpus – Wikipedia
  • Gomphocarpus physocarpus
  • Reward research for being useful — not just flashy
  • A bryophyte-like polymer layer protected supercapacitor electrode with enhanced cycling stability
  • A nuclear import pathway exploited by pathogenic noncoding RNAs 
  • Every Life Form on Earth Uses The Same Chemical For Energy. This Could Explain Why. : ScienceAlert
  • A prebiotic basis for ATP as the universal energy currency | PLOS Biology 
  • Massive crossover suppression by CRISPR–Cas-mediated plant chromosome engineering
  • Algae as microscopic biorefineries — ScienceDaily
  • In vivo Olefin Metathesis in Microalgae Upgrades Lipids to Building Blocks for Polymers and Chemicals – Schunck – Angewandte Chemie International Edition – Wiley Online Library
  • Structure of wheat immune protein resolved — important tool in the battle for food security — ScienceDaily
  • A wheat resistosome defines common principles of immune receptor channels | Nature 
  • CAN OF SPINACH, a novel long non-coding RNA, affects iron deficiency responses in Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Ahmet’s answer on twitter
  • Watch A Houseplant Control A Machete-Wielding Robotic Arm, For Science | IFLScience
  • Increasing evidence that bears are not carnivores: Given a choice, captive bears mimic mixed diets of wild peers — ScienceDaily
  • Ursids evolved early and continuously to be low-protein macronutrient omnivores | Scientific Reports

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