We had a picnic (not during the podcast, but just before the podcast) and it was really nice. Consider having a picnic yourself, and while your picnicing, listen to this episode on repeat over your car stereo (leave the doors open for enhanced sound). This is how all Berliners spend their summer.
Tegan’s paper: Zhao, E. M., Suek, N., Wilson, M. Z., Dine, E., Pannucci, N. L., Gitai, Z., … Toettcher, J. E. (2019). Light-based control of metabolic flux through assembly of synthetic organelles. Nature Chemical Biology, 15(6), 589–597. 🔒
Joram’s favourite plant is Aristolochia arborea because it mimics mushrooms with its flowers to attract gnats and abuse them as pollinators without sharing nectar.
Tegan presents Mary Emilie Holmes who was the first woman to be elected a fellow in the Geological Society of America.
Study on extreme self-citation: Hundreds of extreme self-citing scientists revealed in new database (nature.com)
Cool flying seed: A seed flying like a bullet: ballistic seed dispersal in Chinese witch-hazel (Hamamelis mollis OLIV., Hamamelidaceae) (Royal Society of Publishing) 🔒 and the video we’re talking about: Watch this plant fire seeds with bulletlike force (sciencemag.org)
Mexican shrimp plant is false hops in German (Justicia brandegeeana).
Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross
Until next time!