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Make Peace not War

December 18, 2015
“The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend”. Abraham Lincoln’s political wisdom can also be transferred to evolution as illustrated by many examples of mutually beneficial interactions or even symbioses between species that started out as deadly adversaries. [more]
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Toolkit for microbiota research

December 02, 2015
Researchers cultivate the majority of bacteria in the laboratory that colonize Arabidopsis plants in nature [more]
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New insight into leaf shape diversity

November 23, 2015
Pleiotropy influences the genes shaping leaf diversity [more]
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Tomato domestication decelerated the circadian clock

November 20, 2015
Wild and domesticated varieties of tomato have a different circadian rhythm [more]
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Timing is everything – for plants too

August 18, 2015
Variation in leaf shapes within a plant species is caused by differences in how fast plants develop [more]
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Direct capture of a potent bacterial virulence activity by a plant immune receptor pair

May 21, 2015

In this article published in Cell, Le Roux et al. (2015), describe an exquisite recognition mechanism in the model plant species Arabidopsis.

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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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