This episode is TNT (it’s dynamite) and it’s blue (da ba dee)! We got an email from a spinach that brought us to learn more about the material sciences of plants and we talk about lots of blue facts! Also: science bots!
- Wong, M., Giraldo, J., Kwak, SY. et al. Nitroaromatic detection and infrared communication from wild-type plants using plant nanobionics. Nature Mater 16, 264–272 (2017).
- The report that went viral
- Gyroporus cyanescens
- Blue genome: chromosome‐scale genome reveals the evolutionary and molecular basis of indigo biosynthesis in Strobilanthes cusia
- Scientists Sequence Genome of World’s Fastest-Growing Plant | Genetics
- Get the hell off my carpet! – Plants and Pipettes
- Review with care
- Journal papers, grants, jobs … as rejections pile up, it’s not enough to tell academics to ‘suck it up’
- Why blue flowers are rare
- Fragmentary Blue: Resolving the Rarity Paradox in Flower Colors
- Risk of being scooped drives scientists to shoddy methods
- What institutional reforms will make science more efficient and reliable?
- How some plants adapt to shade
- Photonic multilayer structure of Begonia chloroplasts enhances photosynthetic efficiency
- 33 year old bat does assisted flying
Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross
Until next time!