In PLoS Genet: An NLR that modulates ACD6 activity

Modulation of ACD6 dependent hyperimmunity by natural alleles of an Arabidopsis thaliana NLR resistance gene

OA | ACD6 hyperimmunity suppressed by natural alleles of an NLR resistance gene

Zhu W, Zaidem M, et al.

PLoS Genet. 2018 Sep 20;14(9):e1007628. doi: … Read the rest

Now out in PNAS: Epigenetics during clonal reproduction

Partial maintenance of organ-specific epigenetic marks during plant asexual reproduction leads to heritable phenotypic variation

OA | Phenotypic variation after clonal propagation due to altered epigenetics

Wibowo, Becker et al.

PNAS, published online September 10, 2018

While clonally propagated individuals … Read the rest

Are gene technology and organic farming compatible?

Deutschlandfunk radio: Detlef debates Felix Prinz zu Löwenstein, Chairman of the Board of the Organisation of Organic Farmers (Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft BÖLW). You can listen to the debate here.

(Or download the .mp file here.)

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