Plasticity in phloem development

Plasticity in phloem development Last week at a symposium, we were reminded by Antia Rodriguez-Villalon that in plants organogenesis does not stop after germination. In fact, plants keep producing new organs through their lives. While most of us think by organ formation in plants first about leaves or flowers, Antia Rodriguez-Villalon work actually focusses onContinue reading “Plasticity in phloem development”

What is wrong with how and when we are taught to write grants

What is wrong with how and when we are taught to write grants Doing science for a living is one of the most fantastic jobs you can think about. And in general we scientist have a pretty good deal, being at the forefront of new discoveries and getting paid for learning new things. However, forContinue reading “What is wrong with how and when we are taught to write grants”

Leaf shape development

Leaf shape development On of the things that intrigues me most in biology is the development of organisms. How does that single cell that is just fertilised knows what to do. To get its polarity established, initiate cell division at the right time, place and direction. What makes it go on developing into recognisable plantContinue reading “Leaf shape development”