Category: Blog

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    What is Bioimaging?

    Bioimaging is a platform technology that is based around microscopy. Here at the John Innes Centre we offer a mixture of light microscopy which uses light for imaging, and electron microscopy which use beams of electrons instead of light

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    What is Informatics?

    We sat down with Dr Matthew Hartley, head of our Informatics team, to talk about his team, their work and their position straddling the borderline between science and computing

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    A – Z Microbial Science

    Microbial science may look at the microscopic, but the breadth of microbial research being done here at the John Innes Centre is massive, so here’s an A-Z covering some of it

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    A – Z of Plant Science

    With plant research stretching from the genetic to the gigantic, we thought it would be worth creating an A-Z of some of the key pieces of work being done here

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    Revealed; A 110-year-old secret about one of Mendel’s rediscoverers

    In 1985 our History of Genetics Library gained a new book; a duplicate copy of the first edition of William Bateson’s ‘Mendel’s Principles of Heredity: A Defence’, three decades on, we’d like to take this treasure down from the shelves and open it up to a wider audience, explaining why it is so special, and to invite readers to examine the pages for themselves

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    Why are plants green?

    The short answer is that plants look green to us, because red light is the most useful wavelength for them. The longer answer lies in the details of photosynthesis, the electromagnetic spectrum, energy and “special pairs” of chlorophyll molecules in each plant cell

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