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Research Highlights

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With a little help from their friends: plants rely on their resident bacteria to protect them from harmful microbes

November 01, 2018
Conclusions of a study published in the journal CELL that was led by Stephane Hacquard and Paul Schulze-Lefert at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany. [more]
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Nitrogen-fixing bacteria and their plant hosts: old friends that go way back

July 11, 2018
The relationship between so-called rhizobia, nitrogen-fixing bacteria that are mostly from the order Rhizobiales, and leguminous plants is one of the best-characterized beneficial plant-microbe interactions in all of nature. [more]
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<p><strong>Revealing the intricacy of plant-bacteria interactions </strong></p>

March 13, 2018
A team of researchers from Germany and the US led by Kenichi Tsuda at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in Cologne have now developed a method that can be used to probe the complexity of plant-bacteria interactions. [more]
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Soil resident microbes are resilient to long-term fertilizer application

January 26, 2018
New work from a team of scientists headed by Paul Schulze-Lefert at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne [more]
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Not without my microbiome

November 14, 2016
Legume-rhizobia symbiosis influences bacterial community in plant roots [more]

When foes become friends

May 06, 2016
A few modifications in the genome turn a fungal plant pathogen into a potentially beneficial organism [more]
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Plants take on fungal tenants on demand

March 17, 2016
Innate immune system of the thale cress plant ensures a good phosphate supply [more]
 
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