After an uneventful week, our two main protagonists meet yet again to discuss the ups and downs of current plant research. Tag along as our heroes discuss the true meaning of succulent, how to mine Nickel and why blue plant outlines are so hot right now*.
*in the 19th century
Joram’s favourite plant is: Alyssum murale – A Ni hyperaccumulator
Tegan presents the life and work of Anna Atkins 1799 – 1871, one of the first women to take photographs ever, the first woman to use photograms as an illustration tool to document plants. Source 1, Source 2
The Semmelweis reflex is when we are opposed to new ideas that go against our current beliefs.
- Genomes on Canvas; Trends in Plant Science Review
- Keep an eye out for rebittering squashes!
- New succulent
- researchers boosted tobacco productivity by 27% in the field
- Robeetle powered by methanol
- preserved “mummified” leaves give a glimpse into the past, when temperatures were high and CO2 levels were elevated. The iflscience article leaves out some important parts, but see for yourself. Here is the press release.
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Our opening and closing music is Caravana by Phillip Gross
Until next time!