Plants communicate at a molecular level

Working together with researchers from the University of Tübingen, the University of Tromsø, the UC Davis and the Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, biologists from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have discovered how tomato plants identify Cuscuta as a parasite. The plant has a protein in its cell walls that is identified as ‚foreign‘ by a receptor in the tomato. Their findings have now been published in the renowned journal Nature Communications.

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