Category Archives: Plant Biology

Silent biochemical pathways

Playing off the last topic I wrote about, the screening hypothesis, I thought it would be interesting to focus on one of the methods through which this principle could manifest.  To refresh everyone’s memories the screening hypothesis is a theory … Continue reading

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Explaining plant chemical diversity in evolutionary terms

Papaver somniferum capsule exuding latex.  Source of morphine, codeine and other benzylisoquinoline alkaloids. Well today’s presentation certainly went well!  Little fast compared to my rehearsals at home, but nothing unreasonable.  The comments I had after I finished were quite positive, and the best … Continue reading

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