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FLUORESCENCE FROM THE LEAF TO THE SATELLITE
In preparation of the FLEX satellite mission, an international measurement campaign was conducted in Udine, Italy. The airborne high-performance imaging spectrometer HyPlant, which was developed by IBG-2, was used to quantify light absorption and fluorescence emission of a novel breeding line of soybean. These soybeans have a greatly reduced chlorophyll content by maintaining almost the same yield. An international team of researchers from the Forschungszentrum Jülich, the Universities of Milano, Poznan and others combined resources to understand the interplay between light absorption, photosynthesis and fluorescence emission in crops.
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Plant Sciences

Plants are the basis for nourishment of a growing world population with changing needs. They are the basis for a future bio-economy of renewable raw materials and resources as well as the starting material for the energetic utilization of biomass. Plants are key elements in approaches to climate change and the preservation of biological diversity.

The application of the increased knowledge of molecular control mechanisms requires multidisciplinary approaches. On the basis of molecular, physiological and ecological expertise, integrated concepts for an intensified and sustainable crop production are being developed.

New technologies such as (non-invasive) pheno-typing with non-invasive methods, modern technologies for plant breeding or modeling and simulation of the interaction genome-environment coupled with bio-informatics open up new approaches to understanding but also for practical implementation of a knowledge-based use of plants for the bio-economy.

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Wild gene against stress

Genom of the wild tomato species Solanum pennellii explains its extreme stress tolerance . Presserelease of the Research Centre 28th of July 2014 about the article in the Nature Genetics, 27th of July 2014, DOI:10.1038/ng.3046

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Bioeconomy Science Center

Production processes, energy supply and the production of food on a sustainable, climate-smart basis: this is the aim behind the bioeconomy. The centre of excellence for research in this area is the Bioeconomy Science Centre (BioSC). More: Bioeconomy Science Center …

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German Plant Phenotyping Network

The Deutsches Pflanzen Phänotypisierungs Netzwerk (DPPN) is a project funded by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) with three other German partners. More: German Plant Phenotyping Network …


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