First experiments started

Planting first Brassica rapa seedlings

Three weeks before the start of the experiments we were transferring the seedlings to pots.

Mating the butterflies to obtain egg-laying females

Is this a male or a female?

Egg-laying maschines

Female cabbage whites did a quick job by laying 3 single eggs on one leave within a minute.

Collecting leaf material for RNA extraction and qPCR analysis

Sampling leaf disks below and next to the egg.