University of Dundee

College of Life Sciences

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Blue light inhibits immune response of potato to late blight disease

Daylight is made from a spectrum of wavelengths and plants possess receptors that can detect red and blue light. Blue light is important for plant growth and yet inhibits the immune response of potato plants to Phytophthora infestans, making them more susceptible to potato late blight, a research team featuring plant scientists from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee has discovered.

University awarded Race Equality Charter bronze mark

The University of Dundee has been awarded the Bronze mark of the Race Equality Charter, for a period of five years.

The award is granted by Advance HE via a peer review process and recognises the work the University has done so far to meet the standards of the Race Equality Charter and improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students.

Dundee research highlighted for 10th Anniversary of Open Biology

The Royal Society’s first open access title, Open Biology, has reached its 10th Anniversary. To kick off a year of celebration, Subject Editors have highlighted their favourite articles from the past decade. Of the nine top publications selected, two are from Dundee, with work from the research groups of Julian Blow and Miratul Muqit being highlighted. 

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