Seasonal cues such as day length and temperature influence how quickly plants grow and how well they can fend off pests and pathogens. Research by JIC has revealed the existence of a central signal sorting hub,
Professor Morris’ research will help us to understand how plants adapt to their environment and how grafted plants may use communication strategies to increase specific traits such as disease resistance.
When attacked by aphids crop plants defend themselves by releasing more calcium to help repair the damaged cells. Professor Dale Sanders of John Innes Centre, one
The Japanese see huge potential for UK pea flour as a protein rich alternative for wheat. Pulses are gluten-free, nutritious and do wonders for the
A new technology called ‘MutRenSeq’ accurately pinpoints the location of disease resistance genes in large plant genomes, it has reduced the time it takes to clone
A free online tool that makes it easier for non-specialists to interpret genomic information has been developed by scientists at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) and
An enzyme called DNA gyrase has been found to play an essential role in the formation of chloroplasts in plants. Chloroplasts play a vital role in
John Innes Centre and Biosciences east and central Africa (BecA) collaborate on a number of research projects and this is to be extended with the agreement of a ten-point programme