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!

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 18 hours 53 minutes


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episode 63: Oh god, it’s invasive! – Florencia Yannelli on escaped invasive plants

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episode 62: Enzymes are stupid – C4 trees, forest sounds, women saving bird research

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episode 59: Succulent chicken – Phytomining, Cyanotype, Boosted Tobacco

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