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Emergence of N-hydroxy-pipecolic acid as a key long-distance immunity signal in Arabidopsis

Systemic acquired resistance is a form of long-distance immunity employed by plants to protect distal uninfected tissues upon localized pathogen attack. Over the past two decades, a number of putative long-distance signals have been described as regulators of systemic immunity including the lysine catabolite pipecolic acid (Pip). Two recent studies expand on this knowledge (Chen […]

Increase in monoderm bacteria in drought-delayed early sorghum root microbiomes (PNAS)

Drought stress drastically decreases crop productivity. Some root-associated bacteria have been shown to decrease the negative effects of drought stress on plants, but the role of drought in the development of the root microbiome has not been studied. Xu and colleagues use root metabolomics and 16S rRNA amplicon and metatranscriptome sequencing to elucidate the impact […]

Women in STEMM: Will the gender gap close in your lifetime? (PLOS Biol)

Gender inequality has been a much-discussed topic in recent years, and many studies on gender inequality relating to employment, business success, and opportunities for education have recently been published. Academia is no different, and gender inequality is still a major concern in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) fields. Although many agree that […]

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