EVENT: Botanica Sudalpina Conference 2017

18 November 2017, Lugano, Switzerland


EVENT: IsoCycles 2017

15-20 Oct 2017, Monte Verita, Ticino, Switzerland


Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Experimental plant ecology

Plant Ecology

Two of the most pressing challenges facing ecologists are forecasting the spread of non-native species and predicting th...

Genetics and evolution of the mycorrhizal symbiosis

Molecular Genetics and Evolution

Our work focuses on the mycorrhizal symbiosis between plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. The symbiosis occurs...

Interactions of bacteria with plants


Many bacteria produce small diffusible signal molecules to co-ordinate expression of particular phenotypic traits, a phe...

Plant developmental biology

Plant Developmental Biology

Leaf development. The vegetative shoot apical meristem consists of a small group of dividing cells, which give ri...

Plant life in alpine habitats

Plant Population and Evolutionary Biology

Adaptation and phenotypic plasticity are both crucial for the long-term survival of plants in changing world. Our actual...

Regulation of growth, nutrition, and symbiosis in plants

Molecular Plant-Microbe interactions, Plant Nutrition

In symbiotic interactions with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, the plant attracts the microbial partner with chemical...

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