Plants and Pipettes

we talk about plants and (used to) use pipettes

Tag: development

  • Thorns to branches

    Thorns to branches

    On today’s episode of “how it’s made”: Thorns!

    The pointy defence system relied on by many plants has an interesting origin story. Thorns start out as branch-like structures that grow out of the main stem and then, all of a sudden, turn into sharp death spikes. Now, researchers have not only figured out how that happens, but also how it can be stopped. … Read more