Flowering plants are divided into two major groups (the monocots and dicots) which split apart 150 million years ago. Schoonbeek et al. show that a receptor can be moved from Arabidopsis thaliana (a dicot) into rice (a monocot), and this can make the rice more resistant to disease.
Not all microbes are bad. Recently the importance of the microbes in the guts of humans is becoming clear, but it’s not just animals that benefit from the microbes inside of them- so do plants, and these microbes could have potential in farming.
Poinsettias are a common part of Christmas floral displays but their economic success is partially due to infection by a pathogen.
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For my project I am looking into whether a product based on vanilla can elicit defence responses in plants. I covered why there’s research into natural products in my last post.
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Tagged Botrytis, Botrytis cinerea, Botrytis fabae, broad bean, chocolate spot, Crop Protection, natural, natural products, pathogen, pathogens, phytopathology, plant, plant cells, plant disease, plant infection, plant pathogen, plant pathology, plants, Project, vanilla