Tag Archives: Ülo Niinemets

New paper published – Disproportionate photosynthetic decline and inverse relationship between constitutive and induced volatile emissions upon feeding of Quercus robur leaves by large larvae of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar)

Text by Lauri Laanisto Another paper by Ülo´s former postdoc Lucian, who does a lot of small experiments, where they measure all sorts of factors that could affect organic volatile emissions in plants. This time the focus is on the … 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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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 – Global leaf trait estimates biased due to plasticity in the shade

Text by Trevor Keenan Our new paper, “Global leaf trait estimates biased due to plasticity in the shade” (link to full text) was published online in Nature Plants on December 19th. It highlights a literally shady issue in plant science … Continue reading

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New paper published – Toxic Influence of Key Organic Soil Pollutants on the Total Flavonoid Content in Wheat Leaves

Text by Lauri Laanisto Another study through Ülo Niinemets´connection in Romania (see the one about the effects of wifi and phone waves on volatiles here). This time they looked into how textile dyes and antibiotics (which are the main classes … 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 – Shedding light on shade: ecological perspectives of understorey plant life

Text by Lauri Laanisto This paper has been out already since August. But as this is a review paper, hopefully the point of this paper has not yet became obsolete. Shade seems to be a pretty sustainable property of almost … Continue reading

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New paper published – Mono-and sesquiterpene release from tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) leaves upon mild and severe heat stress and through recovery: From gene expression to emission responses

Text by Leila Pazouki This study is the extension of our previous paper that was published by Lucian Copolovici in 2012. We made it broader and added gene expression analysis of some important terpene synthases such as β-phellandrene synthase and … Continue reading

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