Dingdingdingding it’s a new episode of the plants and pipettes podcast! This week, Tegan brought you a paper about how plants recognise their family growing left and right of them. Joram looked at vernalisation and how it is triggered after winter when plants bolt and produce flowers. Enjoy!
Tegan’s paper: Crepy, M. A. and Casal, J. J. (2015), Photoreceptor‐mediated kin recognition in plants. New Phytol, 205: 329-338. doi:10.1111/nph.13040
Joram’s paper: Gibbs, D. J., Tedds, H. M., Labandera, A.-M., Bailey, M., White, M. D., Hartman, S., … Holdsworth, M. J. (2018). Oxygen-dependent proteolysis regulates the stability of angiosperm polycomb repressive complex 2 subunit VERNALIZATION 2. Nature Communications, 9(1), 5438.
Tegan’s favourite plant is Ophioglossumreticulatum which has a very large genome.
The paper on pipettes inspired by plants: Nakamura, K., Hisanaga, T., Fujimoto, K., Nakajima, K., & Wada, H. (2018). Plant-inspired pipettes. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 15(140), 20170868.
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