Monthly Archives: September 2016

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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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 member – welcome Chika!

Text by Okereke Chikodinaka N. I am Okereke Chikodinaka N. Also known as Chika, as that is the short form of name as preferred by all. I am from Nigeria. I have been studying plants and their various mechanisms since … Continue reading

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Upcoming lecture by Josep Peñuelas

Text by Lauri Laanisto On Friday, 23rd of September at 12.00 in the assembly hall of our university´s main building (Kreutzwaldi 1a, second floor), will take place the public ceremony to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. The … Continue reading

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New paper published – Invasive species’ leaf traits and dissimilarity from natives shape their impact on nitrogen cycling: a meta‐analysis

Text by Lauri Laanisto TRY database has yielded Ülo another meta-analysis paper. This time a macrophysiological take on invasive species´functional effect (through litter) on nitrogen cycling. It´s a nice and thoroughly developed meta-analysis, that also compares and elaborates couple of … Continue reading

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Fieldwork report – Horsetail and moss experiments of summer ‘16

Text by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson and Tiina Tosens Part of our group, namely Tiina, Liisa and Linda-Liisa and Margalida Roig (visiting student from University of Baleric Islands)  are studying the spirit of evolutionary old species such as horsetails and mosses this … Continue reading

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New member – Welcome Bin Liu!

Text by Bin Liu Note from LL: Our new postdoc, Bin Liu, is the first member of our lab, who ended up working here because of this blog. Literally. He read the post about potential postdoc positions and contacted us. … Continue reading

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