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Senescence has a special meaning in plant science. It refers to terminal events in development at every level of biological organization from cells and tissues all the way up to individual plants and their communities. Why and how plants senesce are deep questions that scientists are now beginning to answer, using all the tools of modern research. is a portal into the current state of understanding about plant senescence. It connects with the world community of scientists whose research is expanding and exploiting our knowledge of this economically, environmentally and culturally important subject.



SenNet is a growing network of researchers on plant senescence, mostly based in Europe but also including major groups elsewhere in the world, including Israel, USA, Australasia, S Korea and Argentina.


The SenNet community organises regular international conferences. The last meeting will took place at Wokefield Park Conference Centre, Reading, UK on 31st August 3rd September 2010. Click the button for further information.


Follow the link to information about plant senescence aimed at everyone from researchers on the subject to the interested non-specialist.  It includes links to a comprehensive bibliography and also to SenWiki, a developing interactive source of material on all aspects of plant senescence.


Members of the SenNet community have been successful in winning funding from the European Union Marie Curie Initial Training Network under Framework Programme 7. Eleven pre-doctoral and two postdoc positions are available. Follow the link for a description of the project, training opportunities and contact information.




SenNet and the website are generously sponsored by Agrisera logo and link