Tegan, tell us about your sparkly armpits
What? Another episode? I thought we were done with episodes. Okay okay, here we go again. Plant science. We love it. You love us. You must love plant science.
Tegan’s paper: He, J., Ye, W., Choi, D. S., Wu, B., Zhai, Y., Guo, B., … Ma, J. (2019). Structural analysis of Phytophthora suppressor of RNA silencing 2 (PSR2) reveals a conserved modular fold contributing to virulence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(16), 8054–8059.
Little edit note: Phytophthora is not actually a regular fungus, it is an oomycete, which is a fungus-like eukaryote.… Read more
This episode will cure cancer
If you are a plant you are probably indifferent to podcasts. So I’ll just assume you’re a human with ears who also likes podcasts. Boy, are you in for a treat because this here is a new episode of a podcast. What a coincidence! We talk about plant research and non-plant research. Excited? We are too!
Joram’s paper: Zhang, W., Corwin, J. A., Copeland, D. H., Feusieran’s, J., Eshbaugh, R., Cook, D. E., … Kliebenstein, D. J. (2019). Plant–necrotroph co-transcriptome networks illuminate a metabolic battlefield. … Read more
Voldemort can’t produce a patronus
Hello and welcome to another podcast episode. We talk about antagonistic patronuseses, thoroughly researched favourite plants and so many fun facts. Like so many, I can’t even count them.… Read more
Plants and Pipettes and Pens and Paper
For the first half, Tegan is pretty much eating ice cream and Joram is talking about plant science to himself – and to you people out there. So be kind and support Joram in his struggle and listen to his tales. You might also have ice cream to go with it.
Joram’s paper: Sun, Y., Wollman, A. J. M., Huang, F., Leake, M. C., & Liu, L.-N. (2019). Single-Organelle Quantification Reveals Stoichiometric and Structural Variability of Carboxysomes Dependent on the Environment. … Read more
the one about the climate crisis
What is more fun than talking about molecular research? I hope you’re shouting now “diving deep into the horrors of the climate crisis!” because you’re right. In this fun and upbeat episode we wonder whether we can stop the climate crisis by planting trees. Can you guess the answer? … Read more
I literally don’t know any words
How not to get murdered? Will plants save you? No. If you ever get murdered, Tegan has some no legally binding advice for you. Apart from life-saving murder prevention tips we have a new paper on wheat research for you and also a favourite plant.… Read more
Joram took an electric scooter through the best city in the world to join Tegan in her kitchen for yet another episode about plants and pipettes and things that are fun.
Tegan’s paper: Weits, D. A., Kunkowska, A. B., Kamps, N. C. W., Portz, K. M. S., Packbier, N. K., Nemec Venza, Z., … Licausi, F. (2019). An apical hypoxic niche sets the pace of shoot meristem activity. Nature, 569(7758), 714–717.
The root article we published last week (or the week before if you’re listening to this one week later (don’t listen to this later than that or this statement will be inaccurate)).… Read more
Friday, Friday we get down on Friday, Saturday is the next day and Sunday comes afterwards! Oh, and a new podcast episode. This time, we were a little bit rambly but we managed to cover everything important. And the windows was also open because we had like four million degrees inside, scientifically speaking.… Read more
PPR-protein-expression-system-plant: very good ☁☂
Despite a MASSIVE thunderstorm we came together and recorded episode 10 for you guys. Aren’t we great? Yes, we are.
Tegan’s paper: Engineered PPR proteins as inducible switches to activate the expression of chloroplast transgenes, Margarita Rojas, Qiguo Yu, Rosalind Williams-Carrier, Pal Maliga & Alice Barkan, Nature Plants, volume 5, pages505–511 (2019)
Joram’s favourite plant has the biggest leaves. This palm is a total cheat so let’s praise giant rhubarb instead.
Our listener question of the day: do you think we can eat everything that dinosaurs could eat?… Read more
Harry Bittercress and the suspicious petals
This week, we’re trying something new! Instead of doing a longer episode with two papers, we’re doing just one paper and instead release weekly! All thanks to us benevolent researchers listening to the voices of you, the common people of instagram.
This week, Joram is nerding out about Harry Bittercress, the newest star on the firmament of young adult research articles. Tegan’s favourite plant is super slick and super endangered and then we have an app for you and some feline fun facts.… Read more