Research Highlights

<p>Revealing the intricacy of plant-bacteria interactions</p>
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]
Soil resident microbes are resilient to long-term fertilizer application
New work from a team of scientists headed by Paul Schulze-Lefert at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne [more]
Not without my microbiome

Not without my microbiome

November 14, 2016
Legume-rhizobia symbiosis influences bacterial community in plant roots [more]
When foes become friends
A few modifications in the genome turn a fungal plant pathogen into a potentially beneficial organism [more]
The Art of Being Connected in the Microbial World
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]
Toolkit for microbiota research
Researchers cultivate the majority of bacteria in the laboratory that colonize Arabidopsis plants in nature [more]
Direct capture of a potent bacterial virulence activity by a plant immune receptor pair
In this article published in Cell, Le Roux et al. (2015), describe an exquisite recognition mechanism in the model plant species Arabidopsis. [more]
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