Holding Their Ground (The Scientist, Feb 2016)

Useful article for Plant Pathology lessons – an in-depth look at our current understanding of plant-pathogen interactions, including interviews from leaders in the field.

“Just like animals, plants have to fight off pathogens looking for an unsuspecting cell to prey on. Unlike animals, however, plants don’t have mobile immune cells patrolling for invaders. “Every cell has to be an immune-competent cell,” says Jeff Dangl, who studies plant-microbe interactions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.”

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