Tag: Research

New plant research solves a colourful mystery

Ingo Appelhagen, Cathie Martin and Kalyani Kallam

Research led by scientists at the John Innes Centre has solved a long-standing mystery by deducing how and why strange yet colourful structures called ‘anthocyanic vacuolar inclusions’ occur in some plants.

The research was carried out by scientists in Professor Cathie Martin‘s group, including first author Dr Kalyani Kallam, and Dr Ingo Appelhagen. 

Study offers guidance on how to protect olive trees from being ravaged by deadly pathogen

Expert ecologists at the UK-based Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have devised a scientific model which could help predict the spread of the deadly Xylella fastidiosa which is threatening to destroy Europe’s olive trees.

The CEH scientists have created a model which is able to qualitatively and quantitatively predict how the deadly bacterial pathogen may spread as well as offer guidance on how buffer zones should be arranged to protect uninfected olive trees.