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Department of Plant Physiology

The Department of Plant Physiology is part of Umeå Plant Science Centre. Our main activities are academic research in experimental plant biology where the major aim is to understand all aspects of plants in relation to the environment in which they live.


We are teaching at Bachelor, Masters and PhD levels.


The research at the department is focusing on different aspects of plant adaptation to their environment.

About the Department
About the Department

The Department of plant physiology is part of Umeå Plant Science Centre.

Latest news

Early steps in chloroplast development occur earlier than assumed
Published: 28 Dec, 2020

Yan Ji has studied the complex first developmental steps when a cell turns green, in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Explores the evergreen Christmas tree with CRISPR-Cas9
Published: 22 Dec, 2020

The evergreen Christmas tree is our economically most important plant and continuously researched.

Christmas trees can be green because of a photosynthetic short-cut
Published: 21 Dec, 2020

A short-cut in the photosynthesis apparatus means that pine needles can survive the winter.

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