Tag Archives: plant physiology

Few thoughts and pics from Plant Phenotyping Forum

Text by Lauri Laanisto; pics by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson Last week, 22-24th of November, we had a EcolChange-related conference in Tartu – Plant Phenotyping Forum: integrating European plant phenotyping community (link to conference page) The main organizer of this event is … Continue reading

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New paper published – Oak gall wasp infections of Quercus robur leaves lead to profound modifications in foliage photosynthetic and volatile emission characteristics

Text by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson Everyone with keen eyes that has been walking in wooded areas in the recent years must have noticed small growths on tree leaves called galls. Sometimes the infections can be massive, where it is hard to … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Annika Meitern about the daily dynamics of aspen´s physiological traits

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Annika Meitern is PhD student at the Department of botany. Title of the talk: Daily dynamics of xylem sap properties and plant hydraulic traits in hybrid aspen Time: Thursday, 16. November … Continue reading

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New paper accepted – Extremely thick cell walls and low mesophyll conductance: welcome to the world of ancient living!

Text and pics by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson I am overjoyed that I have my first article for my PhD accepted! It is now published in Journal of Experimental Botany. As everyone in our group knows, mesophyll conductance is a key player … Continue reading

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EcolChange-related conference – Woody Root 7

Dear Colleagues! You are kindly invited to Woody Root 7 – 7th International Symposium on Physiological Processes in Roots of Woody Plants, to be held from June 26th till June 29th, 2017 in Tartu, Estonia. The symposium will focus on … Continue reading

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New paper published – Emissions of carotenoid cleavage products upon heat shock and mechanical wounding from a foliose lichen

Text by Lauri Laanisto I like that this paper starts with a metaphor: “Chlorophyll (Chl) is a double-edged sword for plants.” Because “This molecule is capable of harvesting sunlight, initiating the process of photosynthesis, but it also involves an unavoidable … Continue reading

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New paper published – Induction of stress volatiles and changes in essential oil content and composition upon microwave exposure in the aromatic plant Ocimum basilicum

Text by Lauri Laanisto Ok, this study is basically about how phone and internet waves (i.e. electromagnetic pollution) affect the volatiles and essential oils in basil (and there are lots of them in basil). So, apparently these waves either lower … Continue reading

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New paper published – Regulation of Floral Terpenoid Emission and Biosynthesis in Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Text by Lauri Laanisto It´s a pretty chemical paper about the volatiles emitted by different organs of basil. This study was led by Chinese postdoc Yifan Jiang, who together with Jiayan, Shuai and Ülo (all from Ülo Niinemets´ workgroup) studied … Continue reading

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New paper published – Multi-Substrate Terpene Synthases: Their Occurrence and Physiological Significance

Text by Leila Pazouki Some months after we published the original research article entitled “Germacrene A Synthase in Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Is an Enzyme with Mixed Substrate Specificity: Gene Cloning, Functional Characterization and Expression Analysis” in Frontiers in Plant Science … Continue reading

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New paper published – A compendium of temperature responses of Rubisco kinetic traits: variability among and within photosynthetic groups and impacts on photosynthesis modeling

Text by Lauri Laanisto It´s a deeply methodological paper comparing the Rubisco responses measured in different ways. And more or less a follow-up paper to the one from last year, also led by Jeroni (link to blog post). A necessary … Continue reading

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