This week, we’re talking about the worst favourite plant ever, keystone genes and how surfers can be scientists. Also: your dog’s breed doesn’t mean what you think it means.
- It could be witchweed, some evil witchweed
- Parasitic plant study by Professor Shelley Lumba reveals unexpected pathway to germination of witchweed seeds – Department of Cell & Systems Biology
- Research aims to alleviate global hunger by deciphering the molecular ‘language’ of plants
- SMAX1-dependent seed germination bypasses GA signalling in Arabidopsis and Striga | Nature Plants
- Wanda Zabłocka
- The rise of citational justice: how scholars are making references fairer
- Cite Black Women.
- Afro-Paradise (Christen A. Smith’s page)
- We talked about this before here
- Racial and ethnic imbalance in neuroscience reference lists and intersections with gender | bioRxiv
- Putting new colours on science: Laurier biology prof’s posters have been turned into a downloadable colouring book | TheRecord.com
- In ‘Plant Armor’ crop cover, insects have to navigate textile maze — ScienceDaily
- Novel 3-D Spacer Textiles to Protect Crops from Insect Infestation and That Enhance Plant Growth
- Surfer science supports seawater study
- On the Seasonal Dynamics of Phytoplankton Chlorophyll-a Concentration in Nearshore and Offshore Waters of Plymouth, in the English Channel: Enlisting the Help of a Surfer
- Fun acronym: Study on Pear flowers Detection Performance of YOLO-PEFL Model Trained with Synthetic Target Images
- YOLOv4 – An explanation of how it works
- The most boring person in the world works in data analytics, likes watching TV, and lives in a town, scientists say
- A single gene controls species diversity in an ecosystem — ScienceDaily
- The article – A keystone gene underlies the persistence of an experimental food web
- Dog behaviour has little to do with breed, study finds
- Ancestry-inclusive dog genomics challenges popular breed stereotypes
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