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Ta ta for now: Thlaspi arvense (pennycress) as an emerging model for genetic analyses
Spring 2019
31 May 2019

hlaspi arvense (common name pennycress) is a weed in the family Brassicaceae. Its most remarkable feature is that it can survive very low temperatures (−25°C). Pennycress, therefore, has been proposed as a crop to potentially fill the gap between the autumn harvest and spring planting dates for corn and soybean. But will farmers adopt it as an alternative crop?

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MODERN MITOCHONDRIA
Spring 2019
31 May 2019

One of the ‘Science Across Boundaries’ sessions at the 2018 SEB Annual Meeting explored the integral role of mitochondria in environmental adaptation and disease. Whilst some avenues of research have focused on how mitochondrial adaptations and plasticity contribute to tolerance to external stressors, others have investigated how mitochondrial dysfunctions can contribute to a broad range of human diseases. Here are just a few examples from this wonderful interdisciplinary session.

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President's Letter
Spring 2019
30 May 2019

We have had another busy year in the SEB office and for our Council, and a number of changes to report.

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Salt tolerance in polyploids
Spring 2019
30 May 2019

Why are polyploids generally more salt tolerant than their diploid progenitors? It is a particularly interesting question given the critical role of polyploidisation in plant evolution together with the large number of polyploid crops, including wheat, sweet potato, and oilseed rape.