Plants prepackage beneficial microbes in their seeds

29 septiembre 2014

Plants have a symbiotic relationship with certain bacteria. These ‘commensal’ bacteria help the plants extract nutrients and defend against invaders — an important step in preventing pathogens from contaminating fruits and vegetables. Now, scientists have discovered that plants may package their commensal bacteria inside of seeds; thus ensuring that sprouting plants are colonized from the beginning.
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