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Plants and Pipettes

Join us in exploring the fantastic world of molecular plant biology! We dive deep into the cells of all green things and together we discover the mechanisms behind photosynthesis, flower development and much more!

Attempted burglary
Attempted burglary

Pathogenic bacteria are the burglars of the plant world. They break and enter and wreak havoc within a plant cell as they grab whatever they find useful – mostly delicious nutrients. Just like with …

Our plant science picks for 2019
Our plant science picks for 2019

Well here we are, at the end of the… tennies? Here’s our list of Big Stuff that happened in the world of plant science in 2019. We’ve probably missed a few, so let us know in the comments what y…

Advent Calendar Day 24
Advent Calendar Day 24

It’s the last day before Christmas…. …and we don’t have any plant facts for you today. Instead, we wanted to wish you all a Happy Holidays, and hope those of you who get to have time off…

Advent Day 23 – Baby it’s Cold Outside
Advent Day 23 – Baby it’s Cold Outside

This one’s for you Northerners.. and I guess also those who are celebrating Christmas in the deep deep South. There’s no competition. Just as ‘Total Eclipse’ is the best ballad/karaoke song of …

Advent Calendar Day 22 – The no BS rose for Christmas
Advent Calendar Day 22 – The no BS rose for Christmas

Sometimes, adaption means avoiding trouble. Picking a favourable season to grow, a place with no herbivores or choosing a time when there is a surplus of eager pollinators. Sometimes, adaption means p…

Advent Calendar Day 21 – Bye-Bye Bitterness
Advent Calendar Day 21 – Bye-Bye Bitterness

Vegemite, Britney Spears, brussel sprouts – you rather love them or hate them (for me it goes hate, love, love). Tegan just wrote about her distain for the sprouts (and how all cabbages are related)…