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When Under Attack, Plants Can Signal Microbial Friends For Help


October 17, 2008

arabidopsis plant Researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered that when the leaf of a plant is under attack by a pathogen, it can send out an S.O.S. to the roots for help, and the roots will respond by secreting an acid that brings beneficial bacteria to the rescue. Full Story

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