New publication: Plant Age and Soil Texture Rather Than the Presence of Root Hairs Cause Differences in Maize Resource Allocation and Root Gene Expression in the Field

Abstract: Understanding the biological roles of root hairs is key to projecting their contributions to plant growth and to assess their relevance for plant breeding. The objective of this study was to assess the importance of root hairs for maize nutrition, carbon allocation and root gene expression…

DGP Jahrestagung 2022 “From Molecules to Traits – How Plants Feed the Future” in Raitenhaslach

The German Society of Plant Nutrition (DGP) hereby announces the 54th Annual Conference, which will take place from October 04th – 05th at the TUM Akademiezentrum Raitenhaslach in Raitenhaslach flanked by the river Salzach, representing the German – Austrian border. The meeting will be held under…

New publication: Going underground: soil hydraulic properties impacting maize responsiveness to water deficit


New publication: Cytokinins as boron deficiency signals to sustain shoot development in boron-efficient oilseed rape

Abstract Boron (B) deficiency is a highly prominent nutrient disorder. While B-efficient acces- sions have recently been identified in the highly B-demanding crop oilseed rape, it remained unclear which physiological processes underlie B efficiency and which sig- naling pathways trigger an…

20.05.2022, Keynote Lecture of Patrick Bienert at “The paradOX meeting” (verlinken) in Brussels, Belgium on "Peroxiporins – cellular redox gates"


19.05.2022, Patrick Bienert gives a talk in the LIBST seminar series at the Universitè catholique de Louvain, Belgium, about “Boron efficiency mechanisms in Brassica napus & Arabidopsis thaliana


Vortragsreihe TUM@Freising: Aktueller Vortrag von Prof. Patrick Bienert am 26.04.2022,19:00 Uhr

"Nährstoffe oder Gift? Die Bedeutung von Bor, Arsen und anderen Halbmetallen für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung" Dienstag, 26.04.2022,19:00 Uhr online live über Zoom

New publication: Root hairs matter at field scale for maize shoot growth and nutrient uptake, but root trait plasticity is primarily triggered by texture and drought

Abstract Aims Root hairs are important for uptake, especially for nutrients with low mobility in soils with high sorption capacity. Mutants with defective root hairs are expected to have lower nutrient uptake, unless they compensate with more root growth. Since root hairs can also contribute to the…

New publication: Stable Isotope Fractionation of Metals and Metalloids in Plants: A Review