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Ghent University maintains strong position in Shanghai ranking

Ghent University maintains its strong position in the recently published Shanghai ranking and now takes place 71. As in the previous years, Ghent University has the highest score of all Belgian universities in this world ranking of universities.

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Gene stacking is necessary for strong resistance to Phytophtora blight

Scientific results of the potato field trials in Flanders and the Netherlands demonstrate that gene stacking is necessary for a strong and lasting resistance to Phytophthora blight.

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Metal-induced malformations in early Palaeozoic plankton are harbingers of mass extinction

415 million year old malformed fossil plankton reveal that heavy metal pollution might have contributed to some of the world’s largest extinction events.

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