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Seminar – Julian Schroeder about molecular signal transduction mechanisms mediating abscisic acid and CO2 regulation of ion channels and stomatal movements

Our research neighbors – Plant Signal Research group in Universiy of Tartu – are having a really nice seminar next Friday. Julian Schroeder from University of California San Diego will give a talk “Molecular signal transduction mechanisms mediating abscisic acid … Continue reading

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Tenure and permanence

Text by Lauri Laanisto A few years ago Ülo Niinemets was elected as a member of Estonian Academy of Sciences. As he is one of the youngest member, he of course got quite a few assignments right away. One of … Continue reading

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New paper published – Genome sequencing and population genomic analyses provide insights into the adaptive landscape of silver birch

Text by Lauri Laanisto /EMÜ Press With the help of Ülo Niinemets and Leila Pazouki from our work group, researchers led by Finnish plant scientists have described the whole genome of silver birch – one of the most distinct and … Continue reading

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Public lecture by Steffen M. Noe

On Thursday, 18th of May, our senior researcher Steffen Manfred Noe will held a public lecture in our university – in Kreutzwaldi 5-1B27. The lecture is titled: “Forest, Climate and Grand Challenges” and it will be in English

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New publication – Schola Biotheoretica XLIII: BAER

Text by Lauri Laanisto On February 17th, in 1792 – thus 225 years ago – Karl Ernst von Baer (died 1876) was born in Piibe manor, in North-East Estonia (back then, of course, it was Russian Empire). Von Baer is … Continue reading

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A case of plagiarism

Text by Ülo Niinemets <A letter to the editors of BMC Plant Biology> It has caught our attention that the paper of: Shi, J., Ma, C., Qi, D., Lv, H., Yang, T., Peng, Q., … & Lin, Z. (2015). Transcriptional … Continue reading

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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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