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IbBBX24 Enhances Fusarium Wilt Resistance in Sweet Potato

Zhang et al. identify a target gene for enhancing pathogen resistance without yield penalty in sweet potato. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00641  Background: Sweet potato is an economically important root and tuber crop that is widely used as an industrial and bioenergy resource worldwide…

Roots Calling Leaves: Oxylipins in Induced Systemic Resistance

Wang et al. identify signals related to induced systemic resistance produced by a root-colonizing fungus. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00487 Background: Trichoderma virens is an agriculturally-relevant root-colonizing fungus that provides its plant hosts many benefits, such as increased…