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PlantLink Annual Report

Learn about PlantLink's work by downloading it as a pdf-file here or ask for a copy!PlantLink's second annual report for the period July 2013 to June 2014 is now out. 

Summary "A never ending battle – understanding resistance biology for sustainable agriculture"

On the 10th of October PlantLink together with Mistra Biotech arranged a seminar afternoon on plant resistance with the name “A never ending battle – understanding resistance biology for sustainable agriculture”.

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Oh yeast, there is a worm in my apple!

Madige-Apfel-FruchtPeter Witzgall and Jure Piskur with colleagues showed that codling moth larvae – also known as the worm in the apple - are closely associated with yeasts, which is an essential part of the larval diet. An olfactory response to yeast volatiles strongly suggested a contributing role of yeast in host finding, in addition to plant volatiles. This underlines the impact of microorganisms, such as yeast, in host plant ecology and their contribution to the signals that mediate host plant finding and recognition. The study was part of a PlantLink seed money project awarded in 2011 and the results were published in Journal of Chemical Ecology last autumn.

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PlantLink location

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Few places in Sweden are better suited as base for PlantLink than this southernmost region that includes some of the world’s most fertile agricultural grounds. Here, Lund University and SLU Alnarp provide excellent resources for plant research and education. This, in addition to several industries with focus on green science, generates a stimulating environment which attracts researchers and students from all around the world. The Scania province also attracts visitors by offering both cultural and culinary experiences, highly accessible nature and closeness to the European continent as well as a rich and interesting history.

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