It’s good news week! Not only was Trump kicked out of office, we also have major news regarding the Covid and AIDS pandemic. Of course we won’t forget our passion for plants over all that joy, so tag along for a deep dive into the biology of sorghum – plus some cool facts from last week’s science.
Sterile Spikelets Contribute to Yield in Sorghum and Related Grasses, Taylor AuBuchon-Elder, Viktoriya Coneva, David M. Goad, Lauren M. Jenkins, Yunqing Yu, Doug K. Allen, Elizabeth A. Kellogg, The Plant Cell Nov 2020, 32 (11) 3500-3518; DOI: 10.1105/tpc.20.00424
We talked about sorghum before on the blog.
- We have a Covid vaccine?
- We have an AIDS preventive drug
- Europa glows in the dark
- Scientist 3D print Star Trek Space Ship that moves on its own; alternative story
- Remember when we talked about the lack of learning in pea plants, as demonstrated by a reproduced experiment? The original authors responded and said that the problem is that the reproduction study did leave the light on or that the individual Y mazes were too close to one another.
- Let it grow
- Spider believed to be extinct found on UK military base
- Honesty signals
- The blog article where we talk about beating up bees
- Massive study maps the reasons for tree death across the Amazon basin
- new glider species discovered in Australia
- Feathertail glider (very cute)
Check out the Plant Book Club on Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart!
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