Monthly Archives: August 2016

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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New chapter published – Environmental Impacts on Plant Volatile Emission

Text by Lauri Laanisto A book chapter for a change. Review of all the volatile organic compounds that plants emit when they experience 1) high temperatures; 2) low temperatures; 3) drought; 4) flooding. Thus, this review covers most of the … 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 – Sexual competition affects biomass partitioning, carbon–nutrient balance, Cd allocation and ultrastructure of Populus cathayana females and males exposed to Cd stress

Text by Lauri Laanisto This Sino-Tibetian and Finno-Ugric collaboration in studying growth and stress of Chinese trees is continuing this year as well (see also this and this and that blog post). And the output of course is in Indo-European. … 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 This study by our former researcher, Lucian, with his Romanian colleagues and Ülo looked into how textile dyes and antibiotics (which are the main classes of organic pollutants in soils and fresh waters) affect wheat growth … Continue reading

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Musings – cultural VOCs and global isoprene patterns

Text by Lauri Laanisto Measuring volatile organic compounds (VOC), finding their pathways and translating the signals behind them is one of the main focus of our work group. Among the most common VOCs is isoprene, which, when emitted to atmosphere, … Continue reading

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Steffen 50 – congratulations!

Today is the 50th birthday of our senior researcherr Steffen Manfred Noe. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! Steffen has worked in our lab since 2008, although he moved to Estonia already in 2004. Just recently he wrote a comprehensive blog post … Continue reading

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