This week, we’re talking about the wood wide web and advantages it brings to those connected to it. Also bird facts, plant facts and gun facts (wtf?)!
- Paper of the week
- Mycorrhizal symbiosis primes the accumulation of antiherbivore compounds and enhances herbivore mortality in tomato; Javier Rivero, Javier Lidoy, Ángel Llopis-Giménez, Salvador Herrero, Víctor Flors, María J Pozo; Journal of Experimental Botany, Volume 72, Issue 13, 22 June 2021, Pages 5038–5050, https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erab171
- The Idea That Trees Talk to Cooperate Is Misleading
- Learning to Love GMOs (Free Access through this link)
- Australia’s cockatoos are masters of dumpster diving—and now they’re learning from each other
- TwistedDoodles on Twitter: “Here is the template I made so that you can also fill in your neighbourhood cats and share them with the world. Or just me! #neighbourhoodcats… https://t.co/hqfjei5BTi”
- it’s #BlackBotanistsWeek2021
- Shoots and leaves: the shotgun scientist who hunts moving trees
- Angelica Patterson | The Shotgun Scientist
- ‘Riding shotgun’ – meaning and origin.
- RNA demethylation increases the yield and biomass of rice and potato plants in field trials
- Mertensia maritima
Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross
Until next time!