Seminar Thomas Roach, University of Innsbruck, Austria. 25th February 11:30h

“Ageing and the role of oxygen is not obvious for seeds”. Ageing is unavoidable for all life, but underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. In desiccation-tolerant life forms, such as most seeds, the cytoplasm solidifies to a ‘glassy state’ with highly restricted molecular diffusion, which suspends metabolism and increases seed life span. In my presentation, […]