January 24, 2019

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  • Experimental set up used in the study
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    A review of European studies on pollination networks and pollen limitation, and a case study designed to fill in a gap

    Europe has a long history of human use of grassland ecosystems as hay meadows, yet these ecosystems have very high biodiversity. These ecosystems have recently become threatened by changing land use patterns and agricultural intensification, and are now considered a priority for global conservation efforts. The relationship between plants and their animal pollinators can be […] More

  • A touching example
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    Calcium signaling regulates the protein VIP1 in touch responses in Arabidopsis

    How can plants perceive mechanical stress such as touch? Calcium and several proteins are known to be involved, but it is still unclear how they interact. VIP1 of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana is a bZIP (basic Leucine Zipper Domain) transcription factor and one of such proteins. When cells perceive mechanical stress, VIP1 moves from […] More