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PhD opportunity in crytogam biology

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New publication – Lichen chemistry is concordant with multilocus gene genealogy in the genus Cetrelia (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota)

Text by Kristiina Mark Lichens are symbiotic organisms formed in a mutualistic symbiosis between a terrestial green algae or cyanobacteria and (usually ascomycetous) fungus. Traditionally lichens are named after their fungal partner and thus their classification is based on the … 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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EcolChange seminar on October 6 – Sex and violence

Text by Tiia Kurvits and Lauri Laanisto Our new Centre of Excellence EcolChange starts with open seminars. The first seminar will be held in University of Tartu, in Department of Botany. Prof. Mats Wedin: “Sex and violence in the symbiotic … Continue reading

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