Tomato, Heal Thyself

A University of Missouri research team has uncovered regulations that could lead to plants like tomatoes more ably fight off certain bacteria.It was originally thought that a plant used a specific, several-step process process when protecting itself against a bacterial attack. However, Mizzou’s research team found that these plants activate their immune system using three separate mechanisms. This discovery could help future researchers develop new ways to aid plants in their ongoing fight against bacteria.

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