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How an ancient crop teams up with a beneficial microbe to protect against a devastating fungal infection

 

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Finger millet field.
Credit: Image courtesy of University of Guelph

New discovery may benefit farmers worldwide

Date:
September 26, 2016
Source:
University of Guelph
Summary:
Plant scientists have shown for the first time how an ancient crop teams up with a beneficial microbe to protect against a devastating fungal infection, a discovery that may benefit millions of subsistence farmers and livestock in developing countries.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.