What’s the deal with ferns and their epidermis?

  • joram 

New Friday, new Podcast! In this episode, we jump right into the study of fern stomata and resurrection plants in the desert. And we have a #plantsound today!

As always, let us know in the comments if you have any questions or thoughts on the topics we discuss. Have fun!

Joram’s paper: Hydraulics Regulate Stomatal Responses to Changes in Leaf Water Status in the Fern Athyrium filixfemina, Amanda A. Cardoso, Joshua M. Randall, Scott A. M. McAdam, Plant Physiology Feb 2019, 179 (2) 533-543; DOI: 10.1104/pp.18.01412

Message us if you know what the deal is with ferns and their epidermis!

Tegan’s paper: Chloroplast breakdown during dehydration of a homoiochlorophyllous resurrection plant proceeds via senescence-like processes. Charuvi, D., Nevo, R., Aviv-Sharon, E., Gal, A., Kiss, V., Shimoni, E., … Reich, Z. (2019). Environmental and Experimental Botany157(August 2018), 100–111. DOI: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2018.09.027

Joram’s favourite plant: Viscia orobus, and the ancient paper studying its chromosome structure.


Microjets from Citrus fruit (PNAS article) and on Science Breaker and a video of citrus flame throwers

The sound of a hoop pine cone disintegrating:

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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross

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