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Mikrotitierplatte mit Fluoreszenzeffekten, darauf grafisch montiert das Prinzip eines Quantum Clusters
DNA quantum clusters, for example, form hairpin structures with silver atoms (left in the image) and can fluoresce with varying intensity (background image of a microtiter plate with fluorescent quantum cluster variants).

A light switch for targeted genome interventions

Fraunhofer researchers are working on an alternative to the CRISPR-Cas gene scissors. Initial successes have already been achieved.

Weizenfeld
Wheat is mostly grown as a monoculture.

Combining root systems of different wheat varieties

Using shallow- and deep-rooted wheat varieties in one field, researchers aim to improve the plants' nutrient and water availability and make them more resilient.

Vier Probekörper des neuen Bioverbundwerkstoffs
The team produced different test specimens from the new biocomposite material.

Coated flax fibers for new biocomposites

A special process makes natural fibers more heat-resistant, enabling them to be used in engineering thermoplastics.

Mischanbau mit Klee und Gräsern auf Grünland
On grassland, mixed cultivation of clover (left) and grasses was tested.

In duet with legumes

In the joint project IMPAC3, partners from research and industry have explored which genotypes are suitable for mixed cultivation in fields, grassland and forests.

Die Borke der Kanarische Kiefer (Pinus Canariensis)
The architecture and chemical composition of the bark of the Canary Island pine are the inspiration for the development of a weather-resistant fire protection coating.

A bio-based wood protection against fire

Following the example of the Canary Island pine's bark, which defies forest fires, researchers are developing nanocellulose-based biobased fire-retardant coatings to protect wood indoors and out.

Spargelfeld mit Mulchfolie
Films used in agriculture often lead to microplastics in the soil if they are not readily biodegradable.

Mulching with hybrid paper

The polyethylene films commonly used in agriculture pollute the environment with microplastics. Biodegradable alternatives are therefore being searched for.

So sieht das Rohmaterial des Biopolymers PHB direkt nach der Synthese aus.
The raw material of the biopolymer PHB directly after synthesis.

Using bacteria to produce plastic from waste

Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) is the plastic that researchers in the PHABIO APP joint project have produced biotechnologically:  It is produced from animal waste fats with the help of bacteria and is completely degradable in nature.

Kolorierte Darstellung des Bakteriums Shewanella oneidensis
Shewanella oneidensis is a widely distributed soil bacterium that will be used industrially as a microbial biofactory in the future.

High performance without oxygen

Bioelectrochemistry enables economically attractive microbial biofactories. In the future, the proteobacterium Shewanella oneidensis could be used in this way for acetoin production.

Plant varieties were selected in the LfL's moving fields facility.

Making the rhizosphere fit for the future

Modern agricultural systems must be able to meet the challenges of climate change. In the rhizosphere properties of older crops, researchers are looking for solutions for coping with environmental stress and increasing yield security.

Der Champagne-Pool auf Neuseeland gehört zu den natürlichen Lebensräumen des Archaeons Sulfolobus acidocaldarius.
Der ChamThe Champagne pool on New Zealand belongs to the natural habitats of the archaeon Sulfolobus acidocalpagne-Pool auf Neuseeland gehört zu den natürlichen Lebensräumen des Archaeons Sulfolobus acidocaldarius, das hier ins Foto hineinmontiert wurde.

Cell factory for hot and acidic

The archaeon is to become a platform organism for biotechnology. The research project "HotAcidFACTORY" wants to create the basis for this.