Carbon content in soil influences climate models: Climate change: How does soil store CO2?

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions continue to rise – in 2012 alone, 35.7 billion tons of this greenhouse gas entered the atmosphere*. Some of this CO2 is absorbed by the oceans, plants and soil. As such, they provide a...[more]


Scientists discover cause of infertility in cattle: Genetic testing to produce more offspring

A small anomaly with massive consequences: Researchers have discovered a genetic defect that makes breeding bulls infertile. To verify the mutation, researchers from Technische Universität München (TUM) used the very latest gene...[more]


Two-million euro funding for research into intestinal microbiota: Gut bacteria – harmful or helpful?

All healthy intestines contain bacteria. But they also play a role in a variety of intestinal diseases. A number of research projects at Technische Universität München (TUM) will closely examine the interaction between these...[more]


Warm winters let trees sleep longer

In the temperate zones, vegetation follows the change of the seasons. After a winter pause, plants put out new growth in spring. Research has now brought a new correlation to light: The colder the winter, the earlier native...[more]


Fruit science: Switching between repulsion and attraction

A team of researchers based at the two Munich universities LMU and TUM has shown how temporal control of a single gene solves two problems during fruit ripening in strawberry. [more]


Wastewater treatment with the PhyscoFilter: Smart moss cleans water

Access to clean water is a basic human right – but one still denied to around 780 million people worldwide. As the pace of industrialization rapidly advances in emerging economies, drinking water is being increasingly...[more]

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