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4 Aug 2020 · Life
Identifying the blind spots of soil biodiversity
Only few studies investigate soil biodiversity in tropical and subtropical regions
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Everyone knows Earthworms, but little is known about the other taxa in the soil.
Image: Andy Murray
12 Jun 2020 · Life
Water bacteria have a green thumb
Research team discover new natural products that bacteria in water use to regulate the growth of competing organisms
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Scanning electron microscope image of Stieleria maiorica. Cells in pink. Matrix in blue.
Image: Manfred Rohde/HZI Braunschweig
2 Jun 2020 · Life
New experiment design improves reproducibility
International research team proposes measures to increase the reproducibility of biomedical experiments
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Research with a Achaearanea tepidariorum.
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
7 Feb 2020 · Life
Chemical small talk – how bacteria calculate density
Kai Papenfort is the new Professor of General Microbiology. He is studying how microbes recognise members of their community
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Microbiologist Prof. Dr Kai Papenfort is an expert in 'Quorum Sensing'.
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)
18 Nov 2019 · Life
Antibiotics from the sea
Research team cultivates marine bacteria that had previously been paid little attention and taps potential source of new...
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Divers collect leaves of Posidonia oceanica in the bay of Calvi (Corsica).
Image: Christian Jogler
24 Oct 2019 · Life
Higher local earthworm diversity in Europe than in the tropics
Global climate change could alter earthworm communities worldwide
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A young earthworm.
Image: Andy Murray
23 Oct 2019 · Life
Time travel through the evolution of terrestrial plants
An international research consortium to which scientists from Jena contributed has presented data on how plant groups, their...
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Prof. Günter Theißen and Dr Lydia Gramzow of the Matthias Schleiden Institute.
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)
10 Sep 2019 · Life
‘Human races’ do not exist
Jena Declaration adopted
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Part of face fully covered with bright holi paint
Image: Rafinade - Fotolia
1 Aug 2019 · Life
Using organisms to decontaminate soil
Friedrich Schiller University granted one million euros for a research project into soil remediation at Ronneburg
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Petri dish with the bacterium Streptomyces lividans.
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
21 Jun 2019 · Life
Fungus produces highly effective surfactant
Research team discovers previously unknown natural products in soil fungus Mortierella alpina.
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Dr Markus Greßler (l.) and Florian Baldeweg
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
28 May 2019 · Life
Amber fossils in X-ray light
Particle accelerator unlocks the secrets of parasite larva
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Belly view of the larva of a Strepsiptera.
Image: Hans Pohl/FSU
20 May 2019 · Life
Size is everything
Ecologist Ulrich Brose develops a new method to predict the vulnerability of ecosystems. Predators play a key role.
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Image: Bernd Adam
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