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New funding to Ben from the Finnish Cultural Foundation
Finnish Cultural Foundation grants funding for Dr. Benjamin Fuchs to study the effects of herbicide residues in soil on plant-insect...
Seminar day at Paimio Sanatorium
The helandersaikkonenlab met for a seminar day at Paimio Sanatorium, which is one of the arcitectural master pieces of Alvar...
Grand Opening of the Bumblebee Lab
Today we celebrated the start of exciting studies on bumblebee learning behaviour and whether it is affected by glyphosate-based herbicides!...
Video shoot for Suni`s recent paper in JoVe
We published the methodology to quantify the potential impact of glyphosate-based herbicides on microbial compositions in non-target organisms in the...
New article: Dark septate endophytes: mutualism from by-products?
Ruotsalainen A. L., Kauppinen M., Wäli P. R., Saikkonen K., Helander M. & Tuomi J. 2022. Dark septate endophytes: by-product...
Press release about Ben`s recent paper in Frontiers in Plant Science
A new study finds that glyphosate residues in soil affect phytohormones in aboveground plant parts. Academy of Finland funded postdoctoral...
Press release about Miika`s recent paper in Frontiers in Microbiology
A common plant disease was found to defend its host against pests Scientists from University of Turku observed that ergot,...
New project funded by Academy of Finland
The project focuses on the role of microbes and photoperiodic responses in adaptive radiation of plants in the Polar Regions...
Strong gene flow explains lack of mating system variation in perennial herb in a fragmented landscape
Strong gene flow explains lack of mating system variation in the perennial herb, Vincetoxicum hirundinaria, in a fragmented landscape Muola,...
MSc thesis by Tuomas Kara
Tuomas Kara has finished his Master’s Thesis titled “Endophytic potential of entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana on Brassica napus for plant...
Tuomas Karan Pro Gradu julkaistu
Tuomas Kara teki Pro Gradu- työnsä projektissamme otsikolla “Endophytic potential of entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana on Brassica napus for plant...
Lyydia Leino won 3rd price in the AAAS student e-poster competition
Graduate student Lyydia Leino won 3rd price in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) student e-poster competition....
Lyydia Leino voitti kolmannen palkinnon AAAS -seuran e-posterikilpailussa
Glyfosaattiprojektissa gradua tekevä Lyydia Leino voitti kolmannen palkinnon American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) -seuran e-posterikilpailussa. Posteri käsittelee...
Paper by our research group selected as an “Editor’s choice”- article
Our paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution,  Toward comprehensive plant microbiome research has been selected in the e-book...
Tutkimusryhmämme artikkeli valittiin vuoden kohokohdat- e-kirjaan
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution-lehdessä julkaistu artikkelimme Toward comprehensive plant microbiome research on valittu lehden e-kirjaan Frontiers in Ecology and...
Uusi julkaisu bakteerien sopeutumisesta glyfosaattiin
Rainio, M., Ruuskanen, S., Helander, M., Saikkonen, K., Saloniemi, I., Puigbò, P. 2021: Adaptation of bacteria to glyphosate: a microevolutionary...
New article about the adaptation of bacteria to glyphosate
Rainio, M., Ruuskanen, S., Helander, M., Saikkonen, K., Saloniemi, I., Puigbò, P. 2021: Adaptation of bacteria to glyphosate: a microevolutionary...
Glyphosate may affect human gut microbiota
Leino, L. Tall, T., Helander, M., Saloniemi. I., Saikkonen, K., Ruuskanen, S., Puigbò, P. 2020: Classification of the glyphosate target...
New article on glyphosate effects on plant defense and species interactions
Fuchs, B., Saikkonen, K., Helander, M. 2021: Glyphosate-modulated biosynthesis driving plant defense and species interactions. Trends in Plant Science 26(4):...
Glyfosaatti voi muuttaa ihmisen suoliston bakteeriyhteisöä
Yli puolet ihmisen suoliston yleisimmistä bakteereista on mahdollisesti herkkiä glyfosaatille, osoittaa uusi tutkimus. Turun yliopiston tutkijat kehittivät bioinformatiikan avulla työkalun...
Glyfosaatti – ruuantuotannon pelastaja vai ympäristön painajainen?
Uutiskirje glyfosaatista ELY-keskuksen sivuilla.
New article on glyphosate residue effects to crop plants
Muola, A., Fuchs, B., Laihonen, M., Rainio, K., Heikkonen, L., Ruuskanen, S., Saikkonen, K., Helander, M: Risk in the circular...
New article on the glyphosate effects on poultry microbiome and physiology
Ruuskanen, S., Rainio, M., Gomez-Gallego, C., Selenius, O., Salminen, S., Carmen Collado, M. Saikkonen, K., Saloniemi, I. & Helander, M....
New article on glyphosate effects on chemistry of potato and the oxidative status of its pest
Rainio, M., Margus, A., Virtanen, V., Lindström, L., Salminen, J-P., Saikkonen, K., Helander, M. 2020: Glyphosate-based herbicide has soil-mediated effects...
New article on endophytic alkaloid contents in red fescue across Europe
Vázquez de Aldana, B.R., Leinonen, P., Zabalgogeazcoa, I., Helander, M. & Saikkonen, K. 2020. Variation and plasticity in Epichloë alkaloid...
Apuraha Lauri Heikkoselle
Kuopion Luonnon Ystäväin Yhdistys on myöntänyt Lauri Heikkoselle 2000€ apurahan pro gradu- työtä varten. Työn aiheena on lannoitteen mukana kulkeutuneen...
Press release on adverse effects of glyphosate
Link to the press release (in Finnish) Article following the press release in Helsingin Sanomat
New article on plant resistance effects on parasitoid performance
Weber D, Egan PA, Muola A, Ericson LE & Stenberg JA. 2020. Plant resistance does not compromise parasitoid-based biocontrol of...
New article on plant colonizations in archipelagoes
Aikio S, Ramula S, Muola A & von Numers M. 2020. Island properties dominate species traits in determining plant colonizations...
New article about GBH effects on Colorado potato beetle microbiota
Carlos Gómez-Gallego, Miia J Rainio, M Carmen Collado, Anastasia Mantziari, Seppo Salminen, Kari Saikkonen, Marjo Helander 2020: Glyphosate-based herbicide affects...