We are back! This time we put the spotlight on everyone’s favourite mean lean ATP-production machine: The mitochondria. Movies in this video show mitochondria and other organelles in plant cells made visible with fluorescent proteins.
Fascination of Plants 2012 at John Innes Centre
I like this video review of the activities that happened during International Fascination of Plants Day 2012 at the John Innes Centre!
PSI – Who killed Arabidopsis thaliana?
Check out this nice video produced by the Plant Science Research Group Glasgow for International Fascination of Plants Day 2012!
Run, aphid, run!
I just stumbled across this nice video by Rothamsted Research. It’s used on their website to illustrate the research on genetically modified wheat by John Pickett et al. and shows how aphids react to injection of an alarm pheromone into…
How much is that pet plant in the window?
I hadn’t realised that there was research on creating interactive pet plants that are able to display emotions! From the description of “My Green Pet” (Hwang et al. 2010): “The difficulty that children have in perceiving plants as living entities…
Eukaryopolis – The City of Animal Cells
A Green Light for Biology — Making the Invisible Visible
This discovery by Nobel prize winner Dr. Osama Shimomura known as Green Fluorescent has revolutionized molecular biology. Movement of living molecules generally can be seen but the advent of GFP made the invisible visible. The protein, found in jellyfish helps…
Glowing “Kryptonite Sushi” – would you eat it?
Yesterday I came across this video that demonstrates how to make Glowing Sushi, using genetically modified zebrafish to produce a fluorescent “kryptonite roll”. When I first watched the video, my main question was: Why would you want to use fluorescent…
White Blood Cell chasing Bacteria with Benny Hill theme and OM NOM NOM
I didn’t want to change the video title because it was perfect.
We have more in common than meets the eye – human and plant cells
It’s Friday and therefore I present you with two beautiful animations about the inner workings of a cell. Bring a packed lunch, your camera and a big bag of excitement and hop on the tour bus guiding you through an…
How to make your own CSI gel electrophoresis apparatus
This video explains how to build a gel electrophoresis apparatus, prepare an agarose gel and use it to separate food colouring dyes – and you can do all that in your kitchen! Very cool!
Cell Respiration (woo hoo)
I gotta feeling that this song’s gonna be a useful song… written by Mr Hsu to the music of the BlackEyed Peas.