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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]

Make Peace not War

December 18, 2015
“The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend”. Abraham Lincoln’s political wisdom can also be transferred to evolution as illustrated by many examples of mutually beneficial interactions or even symbioses between species that started out as deadly adversaries. [more]

Toolkit for microbiota research

December 02, 2015
Researchers cultivate the majority of bacteria in the laboratory that colonize Arabidopsis plants in nature [more]
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New insight into leaf shape diversity

November 23, 2015
Pleiotropy influences the genes shaping leaf diversity [more]
 
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