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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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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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Plant physiologists defeating stress in 7 km run

Text by Kaia Kask, pics by Steffen Noe and Kaia Kask On the 8th of April 2017 Ülo Niinemets’ lab members went to run 7 km in Parkmetsa running competition in Tartu, Estonia. Our crew members were: Ülo Niinemets, Steffen … Continue reading

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