Category archives: Plant biology

Let there be fascinating plants

Let there be fascinating plants

Plant biology

By Daniel Marino

18th of May is the “Fascination of Plants Day”. This is the second year that this initiative takes place. The “Fascination of Plants Day” is coordinated by the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO),an independent academic organization that represents more than 226 research institutes, departments and universities from 30 countries. Many different activities are being carried […]

Cellulose conversion to starch, a promising strategy for future global food demand

Cellulose conversion to starch, a promising strategy for future global food demand

BiologyPlant biology

By Daniel Marino

Carbohydrates are molecules composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. They are formed of at least three atoms of carbon. Monosaccharides are the simplest carbohydrates and they cannot be hydrolyzed to smaller carbohydrates. Among the monosccharides we find glucose or fructoses which are formed of six atoms of carbon or glyceraldehyde which is composed of three […]