Research Highlights

Finding the balance in the plant immune response
Publication in Nature describes novel regulatory mechanism that keeps plant immune responses in check. [more]
Salty soil sensitizes plants to an unconventional mode of bacterial toxicity
A collaborative study between researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology has shown how a single metabolite can render bacteria toxic to plants under high salt conditions. Their findings may have important implications for agriculture and plant health in changing climates.
Researchers solve mystery of how minimalist plant immune molecules become activated<br> 
A new study published in the journal Nature shows that the same phenomenon that occurs when we try to mix oil and water – phase separation – plays an important role in the immune system of plants.
Structural insights illuminate the arms race between crop plants and fungal pathogens<br /> 
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research shed light on how harmful fungi evade recognition by their plant hosts and aid infection.
Jane Parker honored as Fellow of the Royal Society<br /> 
A huge congratulations to Jane Parker who is among the new Fellows elected to join the UK’s Royal Society for outstanding contributions in the field of sciences. [more]
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