Tag Archives: abiotic stress

Seminar – Assaf Mosquna about the selective activation of ABA receptors

Tomorrow, Wednesday the 23th, is another guest seminar in our research neighbors – Plant Signal Research group in Universiy of Tartu. Speaker: Dr. Assaf Mosquna from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Title: “Selective Activation of ABA Receptors” Time and place: Wednesday, … Continue reading

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New projects funded!

Text by Lauri Laanisto, Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson and Tiina Tosens New Year begun with some new funding! This post will give a short overview of what some of our lab members will be doing in upcoming years. So, Tiina Tosens and … 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 – 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 – Males exhibit competitive advantages over females of Populus deltoides under salinity stress

Text by Lauri Laanisto Anothe paper from familiar authors collective that have been pretty prolific in recent years when studying the aspects of sexual dimorphism in trees under different abiotic stress conditions (see, for example this blog post for more). … 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 – 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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