Dead soil microbes influence the CO2 content
The carbon cycle in soil is significantly influenced by the way microorganisms die.
Field test for optimized cell factories
With an EU grant, Max Planck researchers want to bring their new concept for optimizing microbial production organisms into biotechnological application.
Glue free wood panels from tree bark
Researchers have succeeded in pressing wooden boards from the bark of native trees that do not require glue, thus enabling easy reuse.
Biodegradable alternative to HD polyethylene developed
A special polyester has properties comparable to thermoplastics and is both recyclable and microbially degradable.
How plants protect themselves from sun
Plants protect their cells from too much sun with the help of color pigments. The signal for this is given by the sugars from photosynthesis.