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Golm scientist receives Jeff Schell Prize for breakthrough in genetic modification of mitochondria

This year, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam honours again a young scientist for his pioneering research on plant mitochondria. more

Prof. Dr. Caroline Gutjahr head the new department "Root Biology and Symbiosis".

Since April 1st, 2022, Prof. Dr. Gutjahr is a new director at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology. She is setting up the department "Root Biology and Symbiosis". more

The mechanism of convergent selection of maize and rice yield.

All roads lead to Rome

April 07, 2022

Possibility of de novo domestication of wild plants by cultivated plants more

Cinderella of chemical biology

Cinderella of chemical biology

February 23, 2022

Small molecules, largely ignored until now, have regulatory functions in stress reduction more

Comparison of wild type (left) and LCYB-expressing tomato fruits (right). The accelerated development of the transgenic fruits can be seen in the upper right. When comparing the fruits, it is clear that the LCYB-expressing fruits are larger and the flesh of the tomatoes also differs.

Changes in carotenoid metabolism can simultaneously influence yield, stress tolerance, and nutritional content in plants more

Algae are the more efficient “plants”

New method in algae research could lead to future yield increases in crops more

The molecular memory of plants

Heat stress procures the capacity for remembering in plant cells more

Dipetides to the rescue

Dipetides to the rescue

June 22, 2021

How small molecules help plants cope with stress more

Sun light heats up plant evolution

Climate change and ice ages bestow new species on evening primroses more

How plants stabilize their water pipes

New techniques allow live-observation of forming cell walls in the vascular tissue more

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