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13.06.2017

High-value applications for tomato waste and roots of Belgian endive

New technologies and knowledge about the composition of waste streams prepares the path for a circular economy in practice. New doctoral research was recently published on “Characterization and processing of horticultural byproducts: a case study of tomato and Belgian endive roots” by L...
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24.05.2017

The creation of the plastisphere: bacteria at sea colonize the new world of plastic waste

On May 23, 2017 Caroline De Tender has 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 Mae...
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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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