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A start-up is developing a system to simplify the construction of straw bale houses
The barley inflorescence, called spike, is crucial for grain yield formation. Therefore, it is of great importance to better understand the processes of spike and spikelet development. This also involves the question how individual genes for barley spike formation interact. In a long-standing research project, an international research team led by the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) has therefore used lasers to excise and analyse the finest tissue parts involved in barley spikelet organ formation. The results are of immense importance for further comparative studies among other grass or cereal crops and have recently been published in the journal Science Advances.
The University of Halle Founds the Institute for Structural Change and Biodiversity