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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!

Advent Day 9 – It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas
Advent Day 9 – It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

When you think of Christmas, you probably have a pretty good visual. But do you also have a good nose-ual? (smellual? scentual? someone help me with this). Basically what I’m asking is – when y…

Advent Calendar Day 8: The place Christmas trees grow
Advent Calendar Day 8: The place Christmas trees grow

Do you know where your Christmas tree is from? Chances are you can pinpoint the nursery that grew the trees in your local area, but where did they get the seeds? If you bought a Nordmann fir …

Advent Day 7: Mystery plant
Advent Day 7: Mystery plant

If you just saw the cover image, would you known what the post was about? How about now?: In case you didn’t guess, today’s post is about one of the plants that gives us our favourite n…

Advent Day 6 – an audio blog on Poinsettia, caterpillars and acid
Advent Day 6 – an audio blog on Poinsettia, caterpillars and acid

Today, it’s podcast release day. And as we’re both far from being fit, this is not a regular fun full episode, it is an irregular fun focused episode. It is about a post you might have read – but d…

Advent Calendar Day 5 – Forever green
Advent Calendar Day 5 – Forever green

Winter would be that much sadder without the green that remains on some trees – like our beloved Christmas trees conifers. They resist the peer pressure of other trees that drop their foliage as …

Advent Day 4 – Kranz means ‘wreath’ in German
Advent Day 4 – Kranz means ‘wreath’ in German

Given that you should, right about now, be decorating and hanging thematic wreaths on your doors, walls, loved ones and pets, I thought it might be a good time to ask you if you had heard about Kranz…