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Current Research Topics in the SPSW

Chemical and evolutionary ecology of plant - insect interactions

Systematic Botany

Plants interact with a vast array of insects in antagonistic and mutualistic associations. Among the various channels th...

Cytokinin's role in embryonic root stem-cell formation

Plant Developmental Genetics

Despite the essential role of plants to support animal life on earth, our understanding of plant developmental processes...

Induced resistance and priming against biotic and abiotic stress

Plant Pathology

Plants have evolved inducible defence mechanisms to protect themselves against biotic and abiotic stresses. Upon inocula...

Plant energy metabolism and redox homeostasis

Plant Biochemistry

A key aspect of our research is plant energy metabolism, particularly in dark and non-green plastids. In chloroplasts du...

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...

RNA Biology

RNA Biology


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