Plants and Pipettes

we talk about plants and (used to) use pipettes

Tag: brassicaceae

  • Pennycress: Arabidopsis’ ‘cooler’ cousin

    Pennycress: Arabidopsis’ ‘cooler’ cousin

    Before last week, I had never heard of pennycress. It’s a relative of our beloved Arabidopsis, that up until now has been firmly relegated to the category of ‘weed’. But its oily seeds, its ability to withstand extreme cold, and the possible ease at which it can be genetically manipulated, just might make it a promising crop plant for the future of food security. … Read more