Plants and Pipettes

we talk about plants and (used to) use pipettes

There is no such thing as a non-GMO peanut

Oh no, GMO! Did you know that your GMO-free peanuts are far from being free from transgenes? Also they’re full of chemicals, most of which are taken up by the body and used in the human metabolism. Beware the mighty peanut!

Joram’s paper: Matveeva, T.V. & Otten, Widespread occurrence of natural genetic transformation of plants by Agrobacterium, L. Plant Mol Biol (2019). 🔒

Tegan’s favourite plant is Lagarostrobos franklinii.

Joram presents the work of Wangari Muta Maathai. She was a biologist, political activist and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Eat your heart out: native water rats have worked out how to safely eat cane toads (The Conversation)

Scientists say sustainable forestry organizations should lift ban on biotech trees (Sciencemag)

To Teach Kids that Know More of Pokemon than Phytoplankton, David Ng Made a Game of It (The Tyee)

Plants can tell time even without a brain – here’s how (The Conversation)

Avocado genome is now here

Spider silk is created by adding spider DNA to microbes (

Quiz: how green is your lab? (nature)

Decolonizing field ecology

The alternative reality of plant mitochondrial DNA: One ring does not rule them all (PLOS)

There’s a good reason we’re moderating climate change deniers: uninformed comments undermine expertise (The Conversation)

Attachment bonds between domestic cats and humans (

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