Plant immunity’s first response
We answer a fundamental question about how plants initially respond to perceived threats.
Plant immunity requires two-step detection of invaders
Cell-surface and intracellular receptors of plants work together to activate a strong defence against bacterial pathogens.
Phytophthora infestans: An interactome exposes a master manipulator
Phytophthora infestans is a mold-like oomycete pathogen, notoriously known for triggering the Irish potato famine in 1845. Almost two centuries later, scientists are still trying to unravel how exactly this organism makes plants sick.
Opening the doors of potato pathogen perception
New research identifies one of the best genes to confer durable resistance against late blight in potato.
Healthy Plants – Healthy People – Healthy Planet
Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet (HP³) is our vision for achieving a safer, healthier and more sustainable future through the power of plant and microbial science.