The potato is one of the most important food crops in the world, but is difficult and slow to improve through breeding. However, there is now a method that can speed this up, and which makes new varieties available in seed form. This means that qualities such as resistance to disease could possibly be easier and quicker to cross in. But what are the consequences of this discovery? Sjaak Swart of the UG and his team are investigating this, in collaboration with the Rathenau Institute and Wageningen University.
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All supermassive black holes in the centres of galaxies appear to have periods when they swallow matter from their close surroundings. But that is about as far as the similarities go. That's the conclusion reached by British and Dutch astronomers...
PhD student Laura Nederveen is conducting research into Parkinson’s disease at the University of Groningen (UG). She is focusing on identifying causes of the disease, rather than on ways of implementing her knowledge. At least, until her uncle...
The Young Academy Groningen welcomes seven new members from diverse disciplines from the University of Groningen.
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