How light gets to the root

How light gets to the root The waiting starts, after sowing seeds, for the first leaves to stick out of the ground. A just germinated plant, that found its way in the dark to the light. In the dark the main way of growing for a plant is through stretching its cells. Not by makingContinue reading “How light gets to the root”

A good place to land

A good place to land In an impulse you pick a fluffy head of a dandelion, breath in and blow the stem clear. Hundreds fluffy seeds fill the air. On their way to find a place for growing into a new dandelion. How do those seed know the best place? When you look up closeContinue reading “A good place to land”

How to stop

How to stop To grow or not to grow, that is the question. It influences the form of an organ and organism, such as a  plant. Therefore, the question when to start growing and when to stop is an important one. It is also the question that occupies plant root researchers from Germany. Root growthContinue reading How to stop

Natuurlijke variatie in het wild

Natuurlijke variatie in het wild In het algemeen willen onderzoekers zoveel mogelijke controle hebben over hun experimenten. Dit helpt om met zekerheid te kunnen zeggen dat een effect dat ze zien er is vanwege de behandeling die ze toegepasten. Hoe meer variatie in de omstandigheden, hoe minder zeker ze ervan kunnen zijn van de oorzaakContinue reading “Natuurlijke variatie in het wild”