Results tagged “Plant biology”

An early challenge turned into a surprise success on the International Space Station that could be a boon for the future of space crop production.

By studying liverworts - which diverged from other land plants early in the history of plant evolution - researchers from the Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge have found that the relationship between plants and filamentous microbes not only dates back millions of years, but that modern plants have maintained this ancient mechanism to accommodate and respond to microbial invaders.

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