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Soil depth influences vegetation

03/11/2017 | Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

New research suggests that vegetation formations are influenced by the depth to which plants can root. If trees have access to a larger volume of... more info

What increases crop productivity?

23/10/2017 Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

Heterosis describes the situation where the performance of a hybrid progeny exceeds that of its parents. This phenomenon is primarily dependent on interactions between genes. more info

Female choice turns males into better performers

16/10/2017 | Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Giving female fruit flies an opportunity to choose the male they mate with leads to the evolution of better performing males. more info

What a lake’s colour can tell

16/10/2017 Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

With the help of satellite observations from 188 lakes worldwide, scientists have shown that the warming of large lakes amplifies their colour.  more info

The power of auxin

16/08/2017 Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry

Plants are smart enough to grow toward the light, they recognize their main shoot and know when to form lateral roots. The plant hormone auxin controls almost everything — what is the secret of... more info

Can we see monkeys from space?

25/07/2017 Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Using a combination of satellite and ground data, scientists propose that it is now possible to map biodiversity with an accuracy that has not been previously possible. The new multi-disciplinary... more info

Wild emmer wheat genome sequence published

20/07/2017 Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

A team of researchers has published the first-ever wild emmer wheat genome sequence. The study will have a significant impact on the global food supply and world hunger. more info

Phages in 3D

03/07/2017 Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

Phages have become a focus of research in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Researchers have now developed a new method to determine the structure of phages down to the atomic level. more info

Bats are attracted to green light

08/06/2017 | Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Artificial light at night is thought to affect bats and could disrupt migratory paths. Migratory bats are also attracted by green light - an... more info

Climate change increases risks for forests

31/05/2017 Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Fires, storms, insects: all of them result in stress for the forests of the Earth — and they are all influenced by climate change. A new study shows that increasing risks for forests have to be... more info

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