Plants have an immune system… and it’s complicated

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April 23, 2019

Just like humans, plants have an immune system that they use to fend off pathogens and pests. Research involving plant immunity was guided by Harold Flor’s influential "gene-for-gene" model but this model is now supplanted by a more complex view of pant immunity. Disease resistance genes appear to work together in intricate networks that enable plants to detect and resist parasites more effectively. An in-depth understanding of the immune system can help us breed disease resistant crops. Kamoun Lab http://KamounLab.net https://twitter.com/KamounLab https://www.youtube.com/user/KamounLab http://www.tsl.ac.uk Sci Ani https://www.sciani.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/SciAni https://twitter.com/Sci_Ani https://www.facebook.com/scianimation/

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