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Karrikins and smoke-stimulated germination in the news

“Smoke linked to stronger, thicker plant growth”
Los Angeles Times, March 30, 2010

"Smoke Signals"
Chemical & Engineering News, April 12, 2010

“Smoke’s Plant-Boosting Powers Found”
Discovery – News, Apr 27, 2010

“Researchers discover smoke detector gene”
ABC News in Science, May 11, 2011

"Unlocking the secrets of chemical signals"
Science Illustrated, March 15, 2012

"Smoke Detectors: Ancient receptors in seeds bind a small molecule in smoke that promotes germination."
The Scientist, August 1, 2013

“Plant vampires lay in wait”
Science News for Students, September 1, 2015


“The Role of Smoke in Seed Germination”
NPR – Talk of the Nation, July 9, 2004

"Smoky water to drop chemical costs?"
ABC Rural Radio, January 28, 2010

“Chemicals in smoke can help forests regenerate after fire”
ABC Radio Australia, March 30, 2010


“Cyanide Seeds”
ABC – Catalyst, Sep 15, 2011

Scientific Journal Highlights

“Plant biology: Seeking enlightenment”
Nature – Research Highlights
Apr 8, 2010

"Phoenixism and phytology"
Annals of Botany - News in Botany, 2010

"Separating karrikin and strigolactone effects"
Development - In This Issue, April 1, 2012

University Press
"Plants 'see' through the smoke"
University of Western Australia, March 30, 2010

"Prof. researches plant growth caused by smoke"
University of Georgia - Red and Black, April 5, 2012

“Root radar: UGA researchers discover how parasitic plants know when to attack”
UGA Today, July 30, 2015