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Dr. Francois Bouteau is the lab head of the Bouteau lab and biological researcher at the Paris Diderot University | UP7 · Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Energies de Demain (LIED).

Wood Spirit, An Alert Signal For Plants Under Attack

There is a plant-protecting spirit blowing through the air. If you breathe in carefully now you will smell… wood spirit! Long believed to be a simple by-product of degradation of a plant cell wall, new results show that methanol is a signal that tells surrounding plants to activate their defenses against pathogens and predators. Methanol

The Sea Rocket Resource, Or How To Use What Already Exists In Nature

Global warming induces several environmental constraints that affect plant growth and production. One of the most significant of these threats is undoubtedly the salinization of the soils that kills most of the crops. In the context of climate change, studying the salt resistance mechanisms developed by some plants, such as the sea rocket, raises the