Arms race at the plant root: How soil bacteria fight to escape sticky root traps

Posted by on June 23, 2016 6:59 pm
Categories: Science

Soil is full of microbes. Specialized border cells at the outer surface of plant roots fight off these microbes as the roots penetrate the soil in search of water and nutrients. A new study reveals how plant pathogens fight back against entrapment by sticky root border cell secretions.

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