Although the ghost plant’s outside is white, inside there is a small orange orb surrounding a translucent pink star-shaped opening, known as anthers. Anthers hold a plant’s pollen. The pollen falls into a center opening, called a stigma, en route to the ovary. Monotropa uniflora is a peculiar little white flower, also known as the ghost plant. Ghost plants are parasitic and lurk in dark dense forests, getting their energy from tree fungi rather than sunlight.
If you look close enough you can see this ghost flower has a visitor!
Check out our latest #SCIONY featuring Columbia University Medical Center Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, Thomas Postler, Ph.D! Follow the link, below, to read about his hobbies, passion for discovery in research, and and advice for normalizing failure in science!
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When we made the decision to make our SSRP entirely virtual, we weren't sure what to expect. But, as in all types of science, sometimes you just have to give it a shot! Read a bit about our process and transition in this lovely piece written by CPA's Asst. Editor, Lori Chertoff!
If high schoolers you know might be interested, or you know any orgs that connected to folks doing High School STEM outreach, please help us spread the word! 😊
@rockedu_ @SACNAS @NSTA @youinthelab @BuildingSTEPS @EnCorps @bhsstem @nycsrmc
For upcoming webinars and recordings of past ones, go to https://t.co/xUvtzggVuv! ⭐️
🔬 Webinar for High Schoolers!
Please help us spread the word about our WEBINAR on 10/2 at 7pm ET led by Kirill Chesnov, (@chesnol96), Graduate Student in Neurobiology at Duke University, on research opportunities for high schoolers!
Register here: https://t.co/NXUDALuHBN
Very happy to see more outreach jobs out there. Scientists and educators, check this out! #sciout #scicomm #Scied #sciengage https://t.co/a2rnJ496WF