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Cyril Zipfel wins ASPB Charles Albert Shull Award

8th Apr 2015

GARNet Committee Member Cyril Zipfel, who heads The Sainsbury Laboratory, is the 2015 recipient of the Charles Albert Shull Award. Cyril played a leading role in the discovery of pattern-triggered immunity in plants, including the characterization of the bacterial peptides flagellin (flg22) and...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-Up

7th Apr 2015

Your UK Arabidopsis Research Round-up this week includes a mixed bag of research, including a basic study that could help improve biofuel production, work on differential metabolism of sphingolipids in pollen, analysis of leaf movements of Arabidopsis plants grown in space, and...

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Scientists discover why flowers bloom earlier in a warming climate

31st Mar 2015

Scientists at the John Innes Centre (JIC) have discovered why the first buds of spring come increasingly earlier as the climate changes. Dr Steven Penfield at the JIC found that plants have an ideal temperature for seed set and flower at a particular time of year to make sure their seed...

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Arabidopsis Research Round-Up

16th Mar 2015

Here’s your UK Arabidopsis Research Round-up for the last few weeks! This week we have new papers from a range of UK institutions including the Universities of Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford and Warwick, Queen’s University Belfast, Rothamsted Research, and the John Innes Centre, NIAB and The...

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Scientists transfer pathogen-sensing ‘antenna’ gene to wheat

12th Mar 2015

A team of scientists from the John Innes Centre (JIC), the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) have successfully transferred a receptor that recognises bacteria from the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana - a dicot, to wheat – a monocot. They showed...

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Parasite provides clues to evolution of plant diseases

9th Mar 2015

A new study into the generalist parasite Albugo candida (A. candida), cause of white rust of brassicas, has revealed key insights into the evolution of plant diseases to aid agriculture and global food security. How generalist parasites with wide host ranges evolve is a central question in...

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