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24.05.2017

The bacterial community around plant roots can be managed for better plant growth and healthier plants

On May 23, 2017 Caroline De Tender defended her doctoral thesis: “ Microbial community analysis in soil (rhizosphere) and the marine (plastisphere) environment in function of plant health and biofilm formation”. Promotors are Prof. Peter Dawyndt of Ghent University and Dr. Martine Maes a...
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22.05.2017

Kick-off and press conference: North Sea Aquaculture

Mussels, seaweed, oysters and scallops from our own North Sea? Flemish sustainable aquaculture gears up with two integrated trial projects.
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18.05.2017

Maize and its minions: an underground collusion

From poetic cherry blossoms to a forest full of bluebells, plants can fascinate and move us. Most of the time, however, we only get interested in the aboveground plant parts, while the unseen parts are at least as fascinating. ILVO/VIB-UGent researcher Stien Beirinckx and her colleagues explain why.
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16.05.2017

Leaf spot disease in plants of the calla lily family (Araceae)

Fundamendal knowledge about the family tree of the disease agents and their specialization in certain host plants lead to more targeted detection and treatment Containment of this disease has been given a boost from Elena Constantin’s ILVO-Ghent University doctoral research. The results will ...
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02.05.2017

Seashells as potentially useful waste stream

European project “Blueshell” seeks bio-active ingredients in shells of mussels, crabs and shrimp We only consume 30% of shellfish and crustaceans – the shells just end up in the trash. A shame, because this waste contains useful proteins, fats and other components. These can be us...
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