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Molecule traps carbon dioxide in leaf tissue

Florence Danila of Australian National University’s ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis has discovered how plants improve photosynthesis by trapping carbon dioxide inside cell layers.

Drought impacts on Amazon rainforest microbes: unusual soil fungi dominate, a large biogeochemical switch and likely increased drought resistance

A new study shows that long-term drought in biodiverse Amazonian tropical rainforest can fundamentally change the soil, increasing the abundance of an unusual group of fungal species that may help the trees resist drought, and by altering the underlying biogeochemistry.

Scientists show drought-tolerant crops need skin in the game

ANU experts have found a way to precisely measure a crop’s water loss through its skin, not just the pores on their leaves.

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PS Seminar Series - How will plants adapt to a high CO2 world?

12pm 1 Jul 2024
In this talk I will discuss our progress in understanding the impact of eCO2 concentrations on a forest ecosystem using data from the Free-Air Carbon dioxide Enrichment (FACE) site at the Birmingham Institute for Forest Research (BIFoR), and show some recent data of the effects on the nutritional status of seed.

PS Seminar Series: Targets of powdery mildew avirulence effectors in barley

12pm 2 Jul 2024
Blumeria hordei (Bh) causes the powdery mildew disease of barley. In resistant barley lines, the RNase-like Bh AVRA effectors are recognized by immune receptors encoded at the barley Mildew locus a (Mla).

PS Seminar Series - Photosynthesis promotes pre-protein processing of chloroplast SEC and TAT cargoes

3.30pm 12 Jul 2024
Results show that the processing of a specific module of Photosystem-associated proteins and concomitantly progression of chloroplast biogenesis depend on active photosynthesis early in plant development.

PS Seminar Series

12pm 24 Jul 2024
More information to come