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Nitrogen-fixing bacteria and their plant hosts: old friends that go way back

July 11, 2018
The relationship between so-called rhizobia, nitrogen-fixing bacteria that are mostly from the order Rhizobiales, and leguminous plants is one of the best-characterized beneficial plant-microbe interactions in all of nature. [more]
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A genetic barcode for the epigenetic repression of the floral program

April 26, 2018
Plant cells silence their flowering genes with the help of a small DNA-binding protein family which also stabilizes telomeres and promotes the expression of photosynthetic genes. A genetic barcodes shows this family what has to be done. These proteins are thus important mediators of epigenetic imprinting and determine cell fate in plants (Nature Genetics, doi: 10.1038/s41588-018-0109-9). [more]
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Revealing the intricacy of plant-bacteria interactions

March 13, 2018
A team of researchers from Germany and the US led by Kenichi Tsuda at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in Cologne have now developed a method that can be used to probe the complexity of plant-bacteria interactions. [more]
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A jigsaw puzzle of plant cells

February 28, 2018
The epidermal cells of many plant organs resemble the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle helping them withstand the high pressure in their interior [more]
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Soil resident microbes are resilient to long-term fertilizer application

January 26, 2018
New work from a team of scientists headed by Paul Schulze-Lefert at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne [more]

Neue Studie zur Regulation der Samenruhe bei Pflanzen

July 13, 2017
Wissenschaftler entschlüsseln Proteinfunktion / Veröffentlichung in "Nature Communications" [more]
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Enhancing leaf shape diversity

November 16, 2016
A small piece of DNA with a large effect on leaf shape [more]
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Not without my microbiome

November 14, 2016
Legume-rhizobia symbiosis influences bacterial community in plant roots [more]
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Bittercress genome

October 31, 2016

A high-quality genome sequence helps pinpoint the genetic basis for trait diversity. 

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Exploding myths about seed dispersal

June 02, 2016
Scientists discover how a common garden weed expels its seeds at record speeds. [more]
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Flowering at the right time

May 30, 2016
The success of plant and animal species depends on producing as many offspring as possible. [more]

When foes become friends

May 06, 2016
A few modifications in the genome turn a fungal plant pathogen into a potentially beneficial organism [more]
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Plants take on fungal tenants on demand

March 17, 2016
Innate immune system of the thale cress plant ensures a good phosphate supply [more]
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The Art of Being Connected in the Microbial World

January 21, 2016
Similar to the skin of humans millions of microbes are living on the surface of a leaf influencing the health and fitness of the plant. [more]
 
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