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The circadian clock sets the pace of plant growth
BEES academic Dr Rossana Henriques has published, with colleagues, a new paper detailiing their discovery that the members of a protein family from the plant internal clock act sequentially to limit the plant growth until the end of the night. This knowledge could help to understand how plants face different kinds of stress that affect their growth, such as drought or high temperature.Read Article
Dr Maria McNamara, School of BEES, wins Paleonturology Award 2017
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Dr Maria McNamara
BEES palaeontologist Dr Maria McNamara has been awarded the Paleonturology Award 2017 in recognition of her 2016 paper ‘Preservation of melanosomes vis sulfurization’ published in the journal Palaeontology. The award is made by the Fundacion Conjunto Palaeontologico de Teruel – Dinopolis each year.
It recognizes outstanding palaeontological research and is given to what is considered the best paper in any field of palaeontology (of those selected for consideration) in the preceding year.
Dr Karl Philips
Dr Karl Philips has just published in PNAS.
"I'm a molecular ecologist with research interests spanning mating systems, population genetics & host-parasite interactions. Prior to coming to BEES & joining Phil McGinnity’s group, I worked on sea turtles (University of East Anglia) and guppies (Adam Mickewicz University in Poznan).
This paper in PNAS is from the guppy project, and addresses the question: does immunogenetic novelty give hosts an edge in their arms race with pathogens. Our experiment returned a simple answer: on average, yes. And so the arms race goes on…."