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One root for every soil: a double-personality tale

In biology, life success is based on the ability to have offspring. For that, before reproduction, organisms must deal with different and sometimes unfriendly situations. The capacity to overcome environmental challenges increases the possibility to have descendants, and will determine then that organism's life success. A... global.click_to_read

  • Laura Lorenzo | PhD student at Department of Plant Biology, Section of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Views 121
Reading time 3 min
published on Sep 12, 2017
Capturing Mother Nature at work: seeing how plants make vitamin B6

Vitamins are essential for life. They perform a huge variety of tasks within metabolism, with many helping to promote biochemical reactions in our bodies. In general, we cannot make vitamins from scratch, and so we must obtain them from our diet. Plants and microorganisms can... global.click_to_read

  • Graham Robinson | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Botany and Plant Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Teresa Fitzpatrick | Professor at Department of Botany and Plant Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Views 83
Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 16, 2017
Out of the darkness: how plants prepare for, and endure, life in the sun

All plants must sense, and respond to, their environment. This perception is of crucial importance to developing seedlings. Initially, they must grow in subterranean darkness in order to reach the surface - a process known as skotomorphogenesis (development in the dark). Once at the surface,... global.click_to_read

  • Graham Robinson | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Botany and Plant Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Views 199
Reading time 3 min
published on Nov 28, 2016
Attractive in the dark — how petunias may help to feed humanity

Many plants, including staple crops, need insects to reproduce. Changing climate and human interference threaten the sensitive relationships between plants and their pollinators. Many aspects of these relationships are not well understood. However, this knowledge may be crucial to sustain and increase crop production to... global.click_to_read

  • Graham Robinson | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Botany and Plant Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Views 133
Reading time 3 min
published on Apr 27, 2016