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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.

Stefan Kusch
Travel grants to go - Stefan Kusch
Spring 2019
31 May 2019

Stefan travelled to Pacific Grove, California, USA to attend the 30th Fungal Genetics Conference and present his research entitled “Rapid evolutionary adaptation of phytopathogenic powdery mildew fungi to highly selective plant environments”.

S. Binning
Variety: The essential spice of life
Spring 2019
31 May 2019

Whether from environmental, social, or internal sources, stress plays a major role in the life and death of wild animals. However, not all individuals react in the same way to stress and there is often a great deal of variation within species that goes overlooked. During the “Intraspecific variation in responses to stress” session at the 2018 SEB Annual Meeting, researchers from around the world cast the spotlight on these important intra-individual differences.