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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!

The Algae Expert who helped Crack Code in WWII

While some say that hiring Geoffrey Tandy at the top-secret centre for Allied Codebreaking was a res…

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Dracula, Robin Hood and Zombie plants…

When the long-term plant-host relationship becomes too close… it might be a sign of a parasiti…

I saw the Kew Garden’s giant Corpse Flower

By enormous luck, a spur-or-the-moment decision to escape to London’s Kew Gardens on a sunny F…

My bees bring all the sugar to the flower

The sound of insects flying next to my ear has never excited me in a good way. The sound usually tri…

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Turning Cabbage into Cauliflower

Cauliflower’s ability to imitate anything from ‘rice’ to ‘wings’, has seen the previously humble veg…

Plants ‘smell’ pheromones of parasitic worms

Plants perceive the chemical signals that waft off worms like bad B-O as a sign to hunker down and s…

May The Fourth Be With You

The answer to the question, ‘what has a light sabre got to do with how plants express themselv…