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Swiss Plant Science Web merges with the Swiss Society of Plant Biology

The Swiss Plant Science Web has a new organizational structure. It merges with the Swiss Society of Plant Biology that will lead the association's activities and website. The swissplantscienceweb.ch becomes the website of the Swiss Society…
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Bourses «politique et science» pour 2022 / Wissenschaftliche Politikstipendien 2022

La Fondation Bourses politique et science offre à des diplômés des hautes écoles suisses l'occasion de travailler pendant une année pour les Services du Parlement. Par cette mesure, la fondation entend contribuer à promouvoir le dialogue…
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Jeff Schell International Scientific Fellowships in Agricultural Sciences by the Bayer Foundation

The Bayer Foundation is seeking exceptional young scientists who aim to increase the impact of their research and are seeking to build a global scientific network: Master & PhD students from all fields of the natural or data science whose…
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Emerging methods in botanical DNA/RNA extraction – Call for papers for APPS special issue

Applications in Plant Sciences (APPS), the Botanical Society of America’s open access journal highlighting new tools and protocols across the plant sciences, is organizing a special issue titled, “Emerging methods in botanical DNA/RNA…
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Mener en toute sérénité un vaste débat sur le génie génétique

Pour être durable, l’agriculture a un urgent besoin de nouvelles variétés de plantes. Après des décennies de stagnation politique, des cercles de plus en plus larges conviennent que scientifiquement infondées, des interdictions de…
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Biology22 conference Basel, award winners

The Biology22 conference held at the University of Basel came to a close with the announcement of the talk and poster award winners. 1st prize talk: Selim Bouaouina (Univ Basel): Zones of secondary contact maintained by temporal isolation…

How guard cells obtain energy

Sunlight triggers stomata, tiny pores on plant leaves, to open. They let in CO2 and O2 out to boost photosynthesis. The guard cells (GCs) that surround the stomatal pores play an important role in this stomatal movement process. But where…
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Neue Gentechnik: Bauern wollen sich alle Optionen offen lassen

Bauer und Zürcher SVP-Nationalrat Martin Haab machte in der zuständigen Kommission des Nationalrats folgenden Vorschlag: Der Bundesrat bekommt Zeit bis Ende nächsten Jahres, einen Weg zu finden, wie mit Pflanzen und Saatgut umzugehen sei,…
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Getting the big picture of biodiversity

Satellites and other remote sensing tools offer new ways to study ecosystems – and maybe even save them. Members of the Departement of Geography at the University of Zurich and the University Research Priority Program on Global Change and…
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Shoots and roots respond differently to climate change

A new synthesis conducted by a group of international scientists including Madhav P. Thakur from the University of Bern reveals mismatches between above- and belowground plant phenology due to climate change. These findings are important to…