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Level 2 Containment Facility

 

SLCU is equipped with a Level 2 Containment Laboratory and a Level 2 Containment controlled environment room (CER) to carry out research using licenced plant-pathogenic microorganisms.

The Level 2 Containment lab is equipped with growth cabinets, a microbiological safety cabinet, a fluorescence dissecting microscope and an inverted light microscope to cultivate, propagate and inspect microorganisms.

Phytophthora infestans growing on the surface of a leaf.

 

 

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SLCU researchers discover gene that could help us grow crops faster

Jun 10, 2019

Plant scientists at SLCU and the University of Bordeaux have discovered a gene that they hope can be used to widen a nutrient trafficking bottleneck and potentially increase crop yields.

Enemy at the gates

May 22, 2019

The Schornack team has discovered that increasing the activity of a single gene can increase a plant’s resistance to blight at its first line of defence — the epidermis.

New insights into how bud-bud communication influences branching

Mar 28, 2019

New insights into how buds communicate with each other through the dynamic auxin transport network have been published by SLCU plant scientists.

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