Research Highlights

Research Highlights

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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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The Art of Being Connected in the Microbial World

January 21, 2016
Similar to the skin of humans millions of microbes are living on the surface of a leaf influencing the health and fitness of the plant. [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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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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