Plants and Pipettes

we talk about plants and (used to) use pipettes

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. If you don’t listen to this episode, then someone else will, so be prepared!

Joram’s paper: The role of APETALA1 in petal number robustness, Marie Monniaux, Bjorn Pieper, Sarah M McKim, Anne-Lise Routier-Kierzkowska, Daniel Kierzkowski, Richard S Smith, Angela Hay, eLife 2018;7:e39399 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.39399

Give us your best Harry Bittercress book titles in the comments!

Pl@ntnet, the best plant identification app with the worst name.

Tegan’s story on how cats lie down, rest but also sleep.

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Until next time!



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