Oklahoma State: Plant Biology, Ecology, & Evolution

Oklahoma State:  Plant Biology, Ecology, & Evolution


One more piece of evidence that all mitochondria evolved from an early symbiotic event.
Pick one up on your next shopping spree and go from Farm to Smoothie in your own kitchen!
A group of students at the University of Maryland have begun crowdfunding to sequence the genome of the water fern, Marsilea vestita starting June 1. This is a one month effort.

Please visit launch.umd.edu to donate or to get more information.

If you can pass this along, that would be greatly appreciated !

Getting a fern into the NCBI genome database will be an important step towards understand plant evolution.

Welcome to the Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution at Oklahoma State University. Ex

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Apply to be an intern at U.S. Botanic Garden for the 2023 summer! These paid internships are a 3-month opportunity to deepen understanding of horticulture, education, communications, operations, and more. Application deadline is January 31, 2023. www.USBG.gov/Intern

2023 USBG Internships include:
* Horticulture Aide
* Architectural or Engineering Aide
* Visitor Assistant
* Communications Intern
* Building Automation Technology Intern
* Laborer or Garden Aide
* Office Clerk

Mexico's ancient, unknown pyramids 09/28/2022

Prickly pear sap used as the glue that binds....

Mexico's ancient, unknown pyramids Built by indigenous masons, these 1,500-year-old pyramids are still standing strong, held together by sticky juice from the prickly pear cactus.


This past summer, two high-schoolers’ lives were changed forever through their experience as Danforth Center interns. Read their story here: https://loom.ly/RefWVfw

Photos from University of Wisconsin-Madison's post 04/22/2022
Timeline photos 03/24/2022

The impact of oxygenic photosynthesis on evolution cannot be overstated.

This Botanical Society of America essay emphasizes what unites algae and plants as “photoaerogens”.

Read now ➡️ http://ow.ly/zngJ50Iqk5Y


Round 1 of is live! You can vote here https://forms.gle/PpjLAuzGT2hLJkaL7 & through the link in our bio. 32 genera have entered but only 16 will continue. Who will it be?! Voting for this round will remain open until 5pm ET March 18th.


Applications for the Stengl-Wyer REU program are due February 15th! https://biodiversity.utexas.edu/academics/stengl-wyer-reu-program

Inclusive Student Training in Collections and field-based Topics (InSTInCT) is an 8-week summer research program that provides undergraduates an opportunity to conduct cutting-edge scientific research on the diversity of life and organisms in their natural environment. Students are matched with a faculty mentor based on research interests and are given access and exposure to the wealth of resources and facilities that UT Austin has to offer. Participants receive a $4,000 summer stipend, a travel voucher, and room and board at UT Austin.

TORCH Internships – TORCH 12/01/2021

TORCH Internships – TORCH TORCH Internships 2022 SUMMER STUDENT INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT The NSF-supported Texas and Oklahoma Regional Consortium of Herbaria (TORCH) makes the information contained in natural history collections readily available to researchers, educators and land managers through a web portal (https://portal...

Katharine H. Putnam Fellowship in Plant Science - Arnold Arboretum 11/20/2021

Katharine H. Putnam Fellowship in Plant Science - Arnold Arboretum The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University invites applicants for research fellowships in plant science. Putnam Fellowships offer excellent opportunities for advanced research and study using the Arboretum’s living collections of woody plants and research facilities. Scientists with a PhD and who...

Timeline photos 10/07/2021

We're hiring! Are you on the hunt for a fantastic job protecting and conserving our nation's fish🐠, wildlife🦇, plants🌱, and their habitats? Join our team! Positions are available in Ventura (CA), Roswell (NM), Albuquerque (NM), and MacDill Air Force Base (FL). Learn more about eligibility requirements by clicking on the links below. Application deadline is Oct. 14th.

For veterans and former and current federal employees, including other status candidates:

For the general public:

Photo by Ashley McConnell / USFWS

Epigenome plasticity in plants - Nature Reviews Genetics 10/04/2021

Epigenome plasticity in plants - Nature Reviews Genetics The authors review intra-individual and inter-individual plant epigenome variation during development and in response to environmental changes, including stress. They also discuss functions of epigenome plasticity and epigenome editing technologies that will drive future research.

A Global History of Trade, As Told Through Peppers 08/26/2021

A Global History of Trade, As Told Through Peppers A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides an enlightening window into the history of global trade and human population movement through a perhaps surprising source: pepper genetics. . . . Read More


Are you applying for the GRFP this year and studying plants? Apply for the BSA’s GRFP workshop! We will meet twice in small groups to revise application materials.
Apply here (first come, first served): https://forms.gle/V7cHw8u4dh5U1fsQA

Introducing the Plant Humanities Lab 07/25/2021

Introducing the Plant Humanities Lab Caroline Maschek (1857–1938), Paphinia grandis, Columbien, Rchb. Fil., 1885, 24 x 31.5 cm, gouache on tinted Bristol paper, dated “Janner 885.” Photo credit: Joseph Mills. Humans rely on plants for our most fundamental individual and social needs: from food, medicine, and construction, to aest...

Timeline photos 07/14/2021

Why are fruits different shapes? 🍐🍓🍍

Using a high-quality reference genome for bottle gourd this research dissects the genetic architecture of fruit shape.

Find out in The Plant Journal 👉 http://ow.ly/A9DW50FvF2J

Society for Experimental Biology

🌱 TWiB June 28, 2021 07/02/2021

🌱 TWiB June 28, 2021 It's been a strong week for New Phytologist this week. I'll have to see if that's due to a flaw in the new system from collecting tweets, clever strategy on their part that I can copy or luck. They have about half the entries in the Scientific Paper section, as well as a blog post and even an entry....

Research Botanist 07/02/2021

Research Botanist Conducts research on the flora of the Southeastern United States, developing descriptive data and dichotomous keys; locates, acquires, and in some cases makes diagnostic photographs of species in the flora; makes taxonomic decisions about problem taxa in the flora -- to support the ongoing developme...

Timeline photos 06/30/2021

PBIO pre- pharmacy option students might want to think about this! Many plant secondary compounds, such as alkaloids, mimic neurotransmitters.

A minor in neuroscience allows students to focus on both biology and psychology courses to study the intricacy of the brain. For more information, visit http://catalog.okstate.edu/arts-sciences/psychology/neuroscience-minor/


Did you know that since the Danforth Center’s Research Experience for Undergraduates internship program launched in 2003 over 335 students have completed an internship? Learn more about the 2021 REU cohort on our blog: https://bit.ly/3h2SBh6

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