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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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People of Science

Dec 05, 2019

Professor Ottoline Leyser talks to Professor Brian Cox about her admiration for Nobel Prize winning geneticist, Barbara McClintock and explains the two great principles she uncovered.

Overlap in lateral root and nodule development brings self-fertilising cereals one step closer

Nov 16, 2019

A vision of creating crops that do not need chemical fertilisers is one step closer thanks to the recent discovery that a substantial overlap exists in the developmental programmes plants use for lateral roots and nitrogen-fixing nodules.

Hinchingbrooke School solves botanical crime scene

Nov 15, 2019

We were delighted to welcome Sixth Form students from Hinchingbrooke School to SLCU this week to meet our scientists and solve a botanic-inspired crime.

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