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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 15 – A cushion not to rest your head on
Advent Day 15 – A cushion not to rest your head on

Those who love winter usually love it for the opportunity to wrap oneself in a blanket, sit by the fire and enjoy the cozy indoor heat. Well, plants don’t have that luxury, most of them have to sta…

Advent Day 14- Not to be outdone, the Kiwis also have a New Zealand Christmas Tree
Advent Day 14- Not to be outdone, the Kiwis also have a New Zealand Christmas Tree

As I was reading fun facts about my beloved West Australian Christmas tree, wikipedia had the audacity to note that New Zealand also has its own Christmas tree. And I suspect it just might be better.…

Advent Day 13 – Mistletoes
Advent Day 13 – Mistletoes

We’re back! The podcast took a short break for a few weeks but now, it is back, and it’s going strong. This week, we’re talking about not one but two papers – at the same time! We’re all about mis…

Advent Day 12- The German Christmas Pickle
Advent Day 12- The German Christmas Pickle

The conversation went a bit like this: Tegan- ‘I wanted to do the German Christmas Pickle’ Joram- ‘I’ve never heard of that. But then, I don’t often hang around people who have Christmas de…

Advent Day 11- Australian Christmas Tree
Advent Day 11- Australian Christmas Tree

Growing up in Australia, we had a bunch of Christmas traditions that anyone from the far North (Eurasia and North America) might consider strange. Christmas in my hometown of Perth commonly reach…

Advent Calendar Day 10 – Plants who prepare for goats
Advent Calendar Day 10 – Plants who prepare for goats

I don’t understand why someone would put a spiky, angry little plant as a decorative element in their own home. For some reason however, holly made the cut of nice-to-have decorative plants, even tho…