13 search results for “chrysanthemum” in the Public website
Learning from nature: using plant-soil feedback principles to improve growth and health of a horticultural crop
Plants and soils from natural ecosystems harbor great diversity of soil microorganisms, which could potentially contribute to the sustainability of horticulture. The knowledge about using wild plant species and soil from natural ecosystem to improve the crop health will advance the application of ecological…
Control of Western flower thrips through jasmonate-triggered plant immunity
We showed that constitutive and inducible chemical and morphological defenses against Western flower thrips differ between tomato and chrysanthemum plants.
Linking aboveground-belowground interactions and plant-soil feedback to improve pest control and sustainability in greenhouse cut-flowers
We examine how soil inoculation influences aboveground organisms (i) directly, and indirectly via (ii) its effects on plant chemistry or volatile emission, or via (iii) mediating the effects of belowground pathogens on aboveground organisms via the shared plant.
A metabolomics resistance test
Can metabolomic profiling be used to predict resistance against insect herbivores in plants?
Green defense against thrips- Exploring natural products for early management of western flower thrips
As a contribution to the changing legislation and evolving societal attitudes concerning environmental issues, this project aims to enhance and manipulate the plants’ own natural defense mechanisms against western flower thrips (WFT).
Manipulating plant metabolomic profiles by seed and plant cutting treatments to enhance plant protection against western flower thrips
How can we manipulate the biotic and abiotic environment to increase thrips resistance in tomato and chrysanthemum? More specifically we ask: How can plant secondary metabolites that are not soluble in water be delivered to plants in seed coating or root dipping treatment? Can bacteria be used to…
New funding for the development of a metabolomics resistance test at the IBL
Researchers from the Plant Ecology and Phytochemistry group at the Institute of Biology Leiden (IBL) received an STW (Stichting Technologische Wetenschappen) grant for applied studies in plant herbivore resistance with potential for a novel resistance test.
Plant Ecology and Phytochemistry
The resistance of plants to pest and pathogens is to a large extend determined by their metabolomic profile and the way this profile is changed after being attacked. Our fundamental research on signaling and regulation of metabolic pathways concentrates on Jasmonic Acid signaling, an important signaling…
New STW-grant for study on crop protection
Dr. Kirsten Leiss and Prof. Peter Klinkhamer received 900.000 euro’s from “Stichting Toegepaste Wetenschappen (STW)” and the company “Rijk Zwaan” to develop plants that are resistant to thrips, a major agricultural pest all over the world.
Student hauls in NWO grant for research into 'rejuvenating gene'
Master's student Thalia Luden receives an NWO grant for her research proposal about a gene that brings flowering plants back into a growth phase. Companies in floriculture and vegetable seed breeding also contribute to the research.
IBL-research interview: Kirsten Leiss
Kirsten Leiss, at the IBL since 2001, is developing new ways of crop protection in order to decrease the use of pesticides: As a model she uses the thrip, a tiny insect which causes economic losses worldwide by silver- and growth damage and virus transmission to vegetables, fruits and flowers.
Gravensteen Lecture | A Living Laboratory: Japan in American Social Thought
‘Sometimes it helps to take some time to think’
He started his career as a part-time PhD candidate and a reading volunteer at his children's school. Now, as a professor, he looks back on forty years of research and education: Peter Klinkhamer of the Institute of Biology Leiden, ecologist in heart and soul.