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New paper published – Oak gall wasp infections of Quercus robur leaves lead to profound modifications in foliage photosynthetic and volatile emission characteristics

Text by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson Everyone with keen eyes that has been walking in wooded areas in the recent years must have noticed small growths on tree leaves called galls. Sometimes the infections can be massive, where it is hard to … 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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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 publication – Photosynthesis: ancient, essential, complex, diverse… and in need of improvement in a changing world

Text by Lauri Laanisto Here is another Forum paper in New Phytologist, this time in subsection “Meetings”. Ülo with his colleagues cover here a confernce – The 17th International Congress on Photosynthesis Research – Photosynthesis in a Changing World, that … Continue reading

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New publication – A roadmap for improving the representation of photosynthesis in Earth system models

Text by Lauri Laanisto Wow, a 21-page Forum paper! The role of photosynthesis is global ecosystem and climatic models has been either oversimplified or plainly ignored, that is something I learned I think from the first meeting with Ülo. Of … 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 out – Scaling of photosynthesis and constitutive and induced volatile emissions with severity of leaf infection by rust fungus (Melampsora larici-populina) in Populus balsamifera var. suaveolens

Text by Lauri Laanisto In addition to the role of abiotic stress in regulating the emissions of volatile organic compunds in plants, members of our lab also study biotic stress factors. For example leaf fungi. This is just one little … Continue reading

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