#188 – Plant Whispering and Random DNA with Prof Kevin Folta

It finally happened! We spoke with Kevin Folta about his research. Professor Folta (if you want to be formal) works on plants and how they work out their environment, they call this plant whispering. By changing the light Kevin and his team can ‘tell’ plants things. His group has also began to work on a very interesting project. By using random DNA sequences they have shown a range of new proteins that have cool effects on plants. As a biologist I would think this wouldn’t work! Myles sits in silence questioning why he didn’t study something cool like biology at university.

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