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Plants Fighting Bacteria
Discovery could lead to improved disease resistance in food crops
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found a key process in a plant’s immune system response that may help future crops fight off dangerous diseases.
The Pathway Plants Use to Fight Back Against Pathogens
MU study determines what happens between sensing the threat and activating a defense
Think that a field of plants is a bucolic place free of strife? Try again. It is a battlefield of chemical warfare between defending plants and attacking pathogens. And the plants are waging a good fight, according to a University of Missouri biochemist. Previous studies have shown that plants can sense attacks by pathogens and activate their defenses. However, it has not been known what happens between the pathogen attacks and the defense activation, until now. A new MU study revealed a very complex process that explains how plants counterattack pathogens. This discovery could potentially lead to crops with enhanced disease resistance.