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Microscopic partners could help plants survive stressful environments

Posted by t.cunningham | January 29, 2020

Dr. Maren Friesen’s research on utilizing microbes to combat plant stressors.

Tiny, symbiotic fungi play an outsized role in helping plants survive stresses like drought and extreme temperatures, which could help feed a planet experiencing climate change, report scientists at Washington State University.
Recently published in the journal Functional Ecology, the discovery by plant-microbe biologist Stephanie Porter and plant pathologist Maren Friesen sheds light on how microbe partners can help sustainably grow a wide variety of crops.

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Microscopic partners could help plants survive stressful environments