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Research partnership with two European centres of excellence in biological sciences

September 07, 2018

The John Innes Centre has formed an alliance with two other leading plant science institutes to promote the vision of a pan-continental European Research Area, and to strengthen research links across Europe.
Together the three institutes to form a new partnership are: the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Barcelona, Spain; the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne; and the John Innes Centre in Norwich.

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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]
 
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