Monthly Archives: June 2016

X Jornadas Regionales sobre Mosquitos




“Plants are ‘in touch’ with the world around them”

Plants are 'in touch' with the world around them

“The simple act of water droplets landing on a leaf causes an elaborate response inside of plants, scientists at The University of Western Australia have found.

A similar reaction is seen when plants are patted or touched, suggesting that they are highly aware of what is happening to them. The study, published in the journal Plant Physiology, suggests that this touch response may prepare a plant to defend itself from danger or take advantage of changes in the weather.

Lead researcher Dr Olivier Van Aken from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology at UWA said while nothing visibly happened to plants when they were touched, their ‘touch response’ launched a cascade of signals inside leaves that prepared them for the future.

A change in the expression of thousands of plant genes was initially observed by researchers when plants were sprayed with water. The dramatic response occurred within minutes of spraying and stopped in half an hour.”


Original paper Plant Phisiology Published online first


Nueva Prórroga para Concurso Plazas para BECAS CONICET

Dado que la fecha final para las presentaciones de postulaciones para BECAS del CONICET es  a principios de agosto, se ha decidido prorogar la fecha para el concurso para PLAZAS del INBIOTEC-CONICET y FIBA, hasta el

30 de JUNIO de 2016

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BECAS Nueva fecha

Methods for Analysis of Carbohydrate Metabolism in Photosynthetic Organisms

by Horacio G. Pontis         First Edition  BUY NOW

Plants, Green Algae and Cyanobacteria

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Libro Pontis


Prórroga para Concurso Plazas para BECAS CONICET

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ERRATA: ver nuevo MAIL


Defensa de Tesis de Licenciatura

Araceli BADER defenderá el trabajo de Tesis para optar al título de Licenciada en Ciencias Biológicas, titulado:

“Uso de cepas nativas de Trichoderma en la promoción del crecimiento vegetal y en el control de enfermedades fúngicas en cultivos de importancia económica para el Partido de General Pueyrredon”

Dirección: Dra. V. Fabiana Consolo      Co-Dirección: Dra. G.. Salerno

Miércoles 8 de Junio de 2016, 10 horas, en Aula 11 de Ciencias Económicas (funes 3250)

5th Pan-American Congress On Plants and BioEnergy ASPB

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Congress Bioenergy