The odyssey begins with some insights into the common forms of life history in plants, continuing onwards to the global research being done to develop perennial alternatives to traditionally annual crop plants. To find out how the odyssey ends, press play and listen to the first ever Planter’s Punch podcast!
Under the heading Planter’s Punch we present each month one special aspect of the CEPLAS research programme. All contributions are prepared by our early career researchers.
Ilyse Putz is a PhD student in the group of Maria von Korff Schmising at the Institute of Plant Genetics (HHU). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and German in the U.S. before coming to Germany and joining the CEPLAS Graduate School. Since 2021, she has been focusing on disentangling the genetic control of perennial and annual life cycles in the grass clade Hordeum.