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Im Modell: Blaues Licht setzt in einem Enzym auf neuartige Weise eine Monooxygenase-Reaktion in Gang. Dieser Aktivierungsprozess war bei Enzymen bisher unbekannt.
Biotechnologists from Münster have discovered an enzyme whose oxygen-transferring activity can be switched on by light.
Vanilleschoten beim Trocknen
Through electrolysis, chemists in Mainz have succeeded in producing high-quality vanillin from lignin.
Jasmonsäure bewirkt, dass beschädigte Blätter von Pflanzen für Fraßfeinde unbekömmlich werden.
The plant hormone jasmonic acid is widely used, but the chemical synthesis of the precursor 12-OPDA is expensive. Researchers have now biotechnologically imitated the production process.
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The plant doctor

The Göttingen agricultural scientist Andreas von Tiedemann is researching plant diseases in order to eliminate fungal...


How plant roots communicate

Plant researcher Tonni Andersen is the 2019 Kovalevskaja Award winner. He seeks to understand how roots exchange information...
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Deciphering neural networks

Munich neurobionics expert Harald Luksch is investigating the sense of orientation in animals and using this knowledge to...

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