I had the pleasure of attending Sci Comm Camp in Malibu, CA organized by Sarah Keartes, Cara Santa Maria, and Jason Goldman. There is much more to say, but this post tries to weave together the messages I took away from the experience, plus some pictures, tweets, and hopefully, some substantive answers as to what … More Take Aways From Sci Comm Camp
One of my favorite podcasts is Flash Forward, created (& hosted) by Rose Eveleth. She explores a potential future and then comes back to the present to discuss how plausible it is and the implications of a future like that, and just what that future says about our present world. So with that in mind, … More Chez GMO
Perhaps think about photosynthesis as you look at an evergreen tree if you’re reading this in December (maybe even your Christmas tree), or new budding growth in springtime, depending on where you are in the world. Last week, I mentioned how some new research suggests that light harvesting complexes used by some bacteria and plants … More Essential Genes in Light Harvesting.
This week is a guest post from Juliet Coates and Sharon Robinson. Mosses are a great example of why I started the Quiet Branches. They’re the kinds of plants many wouldn’t notice and don’t realize just how ancient, important, and interesting they are. I have mentioned mosses before in my review of “The Signature of … More Moss – tiny plants, huge potential
Plants have roots. And a new way of imaging them was recently published in eLife. It’s called GLO-roots and is a way to monitor roots growing in soil as well as track gene expression in those roots via glowing reporters detectable by a very sensitive imaging camera. The story of GLO-roots is clever and new, … More Roots of Modern Plant Biology.
Under a canopy of trees, akin to looking up at the night sky, there is a sense of being a small part of something bigger. Unlike the night sky, there are more immediate ways of experiencing the forest than the night sky. More accessible sounds, smells, sights, and textures to immediately experience. And if you … More Bringing back a forest.
This is the first guest post on Quiet Branches. An account of the recent FASEB meeting on Mechanisms of Plant Development. If you want to be a guest contributor, you can get in touch with me (@IHStreet on Twitter, ihstreet at gmail). Self-Interview Post-Meeting 2015 Federal of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Mechanisms in … More FASEB: Mechanisms of Plant Development, 2015
Quiet Branches is back to regular posts about science. I’ll try to get one post up each week through the holidays, including some guest posts! Excited to bring you more plant science stories. Creating a plant Plants are ubiquitous in our day-to-day lives. We all benefit from the products they produce. Air, food, shelter, clean water, … More Shoot apical meristems.
This is my final wrap up of #plantbiology15. My previous posts from before and during the conference (pdf) are here, here, here and here. There was a lot to take in. The final impression of Plant Biology 2015, now that i’ve had a chance to reflect, is that it was a lot. A lot of things to see, do, … More Plant Biology ’15 wrap up.
This post covers two days of Plant Biology, 2015 in Minneapolis. Your correspondent took the night last night to attend the closing mixer/party and so decided to combine the last two days into one post. Once again, this is just to give a reader a sense of what went on at the conference, not exhaustive … More Plant Biology (#plantbiology15) days 4 and 5. Too much happening.