Don’t be a swan

  • joram 

Animal monogamy is overrated, especially in swans. Swans have worms are always angry. Don’t be a swan. Be an Arabidopsis. (we were both sleep deprived by the time we recorded this episode, so i guess you do the same to adjust to our mindset)

Tegan’s paper: Yi, P. and Goshima, G. (2019), Transient cotransformation of CRISPR/Cas9 and oligonucleotide templates enables efficient editing of target loci in Physcomitrella patens. Plant Biotechnol J. doi:10.1111/pbi.13238

Joram’s favourite plant is Coleochaete scutata. Here is a cool video with the spinning plastids done by Henrik Buschmann (his twitter is here).

Tegan talks about Lynn Margulis who strongly supported the endosymbiontic theory of chloroplast evolution.

Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm (The Conversation)

Why are peppercorn trees always planted at schools? (ABC.au)

Use chalk to label plants (like this or this)

Scientists quash idea of single ‘gay gene’ (guardian)

Crows like cheeseburgers and get high cholesterol. Tegan doesn’t like crows.

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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross

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