Getting maize ready for its close-up

Posting, at last (!) after a few weeks because I wearied of writing about impediments to lab-work. But this past week, I lab-worked. On Monday, I set up maize seed for germination, in the handy rig with the hands. On…

Looking through the window at the pretty cakes

More lab displacement activity


Treading water mainly


We take a break from maize roots and doofuses to deal with X-rays.

Time course, round 1

Lots of graphs! An experiment that is more than fiddling with the system. Actual data!


The debut of fat roots.

Outlaw of averages

In which irregularity behind an average is unmasked.

Agar shelf holding up

A brief comment about repetition.

Submergence in agar

Where a successful experimental system dawns…

Drip drip drip

In which the slow and careful progress of trial and error drips and drips.