Research published in Phytobiomes shows that cover crops could help improve the health of crops.
Foraging decisions of molluscs and mammals repulse seedlings from old adults.
Secondary growth of the roots of annual dicots has functional significance with regards to soil resource acquisition and transport, interactions with soil organisms and carbon sequestration.
Bacteria found with potatoes can help protect their hosts against late blight. The aid comes from their volatile emissions.
It’s said all plants are holobionts. If that’s true why bother creating a new word? What value does the word holobiont bring that plant doesn’t already have?
It might seem obvious that plant pathogens attack plants, but a new paper in Molecular Plant Pathology argues that we should be looking at a wider battle in the soil.
A novel example of a bacterial effector directly manipulating core regulators of hormone signaling to facilitate infection.