Phlehem

  • joram 

Spooky time is over – now it’s all about regular boring plants again. Boring? Not on this podcast! It’s pretty much the most amazing plant podcast on this website.

Joram’s paper: Liu, L., Li, C., Teo, Z. W. N., Zhang, B., & Yu, H. (2019). The MCTP-SNARE Complex Regulates Florigen Transport in ArabidopsisThe Plant Cell31(10), 2475–2490.

Tegan’s favourite plant is Taxus brevifolia, the pacific yew.

Joram presents the life and work of Shipra Guha-Mukherjee, an Indian botanist working on on plant tissue culture, plant molecular biology, biotechnology and cell molecular biology. Here is the link to her autobiographic article.

In our new segment we discuss cognitive biases. Tegan brings the first one, and it is the IKEA effect. We place a disproportionally high value on something that we have (partly) created.

Fun Stuff

Early rice farmers selected for weedy imposters

One thousand plant transcriptomes and the phylogenomics of green plants

Award winner Amanda Leach stepped out of research and managed to come back

The greenhouse gas impacts of converting food production in England and Wales to organic methods

A new CRISPR tool allows unprecedented ways to edit the genome. here is the article on wired and here is the original publication.

Cat fact: bush crickets have the largest testicle to body ratio.

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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross

Until next time!

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