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Exploring the maintenance and diversity of plant immunity genes in nature

December 11, 2014
A study published by Alcazar et al in PLoS Genetics provides some important leads to the evolution of the immune system in European populations of Arabidopsis thaliana and mechanisms underlying the maintenance of particular immunity-related genes or allelic forms in nature. [more]
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Researchers block plant hormone

August 17, 2014
A small molecule inhibits jasmonic acid and helps to explain its effects [more]
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Gene for dissected leaves

February 14, 2014
Arabidopsis thaliana lost the RCO gene over the course of evolution and thus forms simple leaves [more]
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Census in the plant root

January 21, 2014
Bacterial communities that colonise plant roots reflect the plant’s species affiliation and location preferences [more]
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Immune system's errand boy

December 16, 2013
Signalling pathway links local and systemic plant immunity [more]
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Molecular snapshot of the plant immune system’s signal box

December 11, 2013
The molecular architecture of three key proteins and their complexes reveals how plants fine-tune their immune response to pathogens [more]
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The secret of short stems

November 12, 2013
Arabidopsis plants that only reach half their normal height have a mutation in the biosynthesis of the plant growth factor gibberellin [more]
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