Tag Archives: Lucian Copolovici

New paper out – Diterpenoid fingerprints in pine foliage across an environmental and chemotypic matrix: Isoabienol content is a key trait differentiating chemotypes

Text by Lauri Laanisto Intraspecific variability in functional traits has emerged in recent years as a quite important phenomenon. At least in plant ecology. Traditional view in life sciences has promoted between-species differences as much more significant drivers of ecological … 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 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 – Induction of stress volatiles and changes in essential oil content and composition upon microwave exposure in the aromatic plant Ocimum basilicum

Text by Lauri Laanisto Ok, this study is basically about how phone and internet waves (i.e. electromagnetic pollution) affect the volatiles and essential oils in basil (and there are lots of them in basil). So, apparently these waves either lower … Continue reading

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New paper published – Toxic Influence of Key Organic Soil Pollutants on the Total Flavonoid Content in Wheat Leaves

Text by Lauri Laanisto This study by our former researcher, Lucian, with his Romanian colleagues and Ülo looked into how textile dyes and antibiotics (which are the main classes of organic pollutants in soils and fresh waters) affect wheat growth … Continue reading

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New paper published – How specialized volatiles respond to chronic, and short‐term physiological and shock heat stress in Brassica nigra

Text by Lauri Laanisto Our PhD student Kaia has published her first first-author paper, which will probably be the cornerstone of her thesis. She has been studying the physiological nooks and crannies of heat stress in plants. What are the … Continue reading

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