Before Christmas I was given the opportunity to write a post for The Biochemist Blog- check it out via the link below!

 

By Erica Hawkins, John Innes Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich Plant science is a lot more important than you realise. It has often been cast as cell biology’s less exciting sibling. What is the point of studying root growth, flowering or stomatal aperture? There are way more important things to be researching… aren’t there?

via How plant science will change the world — The Biochemist Blog

February 19, 2018

Happy New Year everyone!! To kick off the new year here is a post about some uses of plants that you may not have known about… Phytoremediation: Phytoremediation is a fancy way of saying ‘using plants to remove contamination’. There are many ways in which chemical and biological contaminants can get into the environment- causing contaminated …

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A few weeks ago I wrote a post about stable plant transformation, which is used for the long-term research of genes, and for long-term production of a trait/compound. This post is going to focus on another plant transformation technique: Transient transformation. What is transient transformation? Transient transformation is a mechanism to introduce or silence genes temporarily …

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