The Root of Sequestration: Travels with biology through literature to life

A flowering hybrid Magnolia in bloom outside my window; Spring 2020 You have heard it called ‘isolation’ and ‘quarantine’. ‘Reset’ and ‘lockdown’ even. All these words have different and nuanced meanings and yet, they are used interchangeably in our fervid times. There, however, is a more apposite word — sequester/ sequestration. This word has a…