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+++ News Ticker Science #33 +++ Pollen +++

Pollen Surface Replenished: A tapetal flavonoid transporter in Arabidopsis. IPB researchers have now identified a gene encoding for a transporter responsible for translocating flavonoid glycosides to the surface of Arabidopsis...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #32 +++ Plant Stress +++

Senescence master regulator ORE1 is a direct substrate of CPK1 in Arabidopsis. Professor Tina Romeis, and her partners of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 973 “Priming and Memory of Organismic Responses to Stress“, have...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #31 +++ Synthesis +++

Synthesis of lipidated cyclo-peptides as promising anti-phytopathogenic agents. Together with Cuban and Chilean scientists, IPB chemists have developed a multicomponent-based approach for the synthesis of cyclic polycationic...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #30 +++ Plant Defense +++

Fungal higginsianin B inhibits plant immune responses. IPB scientists, in cooperation with international plant researchers, have identified a natural compound from the fungus and plant pathogen Colletotrichum higginsianum that...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #29 +++ Metabolomics +++

First metabolite profiling of roasted date pits proves their suitability as a coffee substitute. IPB chemists and Egyptian scientists recently carried out first scientific investigations regarding the suitability of roasted...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #28 +++ Bioactives +++

Detection of anthraquinones in complex mixtures. IPB chemists have recently published an efficient approach for the detection of anthraquinones in complex mixtures of compounds. For the identification of these natural...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #27 +++ Therapeutic Targets +++

Glucagon and Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Receptors: Promising Therapeutic Targets Hidayat Hussain, guest researcher at IPB, together with partners from Oman, has published a review article on the structural diversity of glucagon...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #26 +++ Bioactives +++

Bioactives from Ethiopian torch lilies. With the participation of the IPB, scientists have published a study on bioactives from Ethiopian torch lilies (Kniphofia foliosa Hochst). They analyzed the biological activity of the...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #25 +++ Stress Research +++

Effect of drought stress on plant seeds. Scientists from the IPB, MLU, and Russia recently published a study on drought-related metabolic alterations in plant seeds. In leaves, water deficit enhances protein glycation and yields...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #24 +++ Plant Protection +++

Foliar application of chitosan increases tomato growth. IPB scientists, in collaboration with partners from Morocco, have investigated the effect of two application modes (foliar spray or root treatment) of the bio-organic...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #23 +++ Analytical Methods +++

Analysis of chemically labile glycation adducts in seed proteins. IPB and Russian scientists developed a progressive method for the quantification of chemically labile advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Increased glycation...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #22 +++ Plant Defense +++

Early Pep-13-induced immune responses are SERK3A/B-dependent in potato. The co-receptors StSERK3A and StSERK3B seem to play a role in the early immune response of potatoes against Phytophthora infestans, the causative agent of...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #21 +++ Mycorrhiza +++

Commentary on recent mycorrhiza study in New Phytologist. Prof. Hause recently lent her expertise in the field of arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) for a commentary in New Phytologist. In her article, she highlights a study by Zhou et...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #20 +++ Biosynthesis +++

A piperic acid CoA ligase produces a putative precursor of piperine. Scientists at the IPB have described a specific piperic acid CoA ligase in immature green fruits of black pepper (Piper nigrum L.). The enzyme, which was...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #19 +++ Chemoenzymatics+++

Application of enzymatic CoA‐Ester Synthesis in Biocatalytic Cascades. IPB chemists recently developed a bioorthogonal method for the ligation of coenzyme A (CoA) with cinnamic acids. Its applicability in biosynthetic cascades...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #18 +++ Highlighted Article +++

Plant Cell & Physiology: Research Highlights in December. Congratulations to Stefan Mielke and Debora Gasperini! Their latest review on the interplay between cell wall damage and jasmonate production was selected by...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #17 +++ Peptide Synthesis +++

Improved stability of parallel β-Sheets via multicomponent reaction. In contrast to the myriad of methods available to produce α-helices and antiparallel β-sheets in synthetic peptides, just a few are known for the construction...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #16 +++ Synthetic Biology +++

Comparative review on synthesis of cell wall polysaccharides in orthogonal hosts. Plant cells are surrounded by an extracellular matrix that consists mainly of polysaccharides. Many molecular components involved in plant cell...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #15 +++ Plant-Insect Bioassay +++

Plant-Insect Bioassay for Testing Arabidopsis Resistance to the Herbivore S. littoralis. Jasmonates are essential engineers of plant defense responses against many pests, including herbivorous insects. Herbivory induces the...read more


+++ News Ticker Science #14 +++ Biodiversity +++

Drivers of the composition of rhizosphere bacterial communities. Recently, a team of researchers including IPB scientists, published a comprehensive study on the bacterial communities of the rhizosphere in temperate grasslands -...read more

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