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Researchers at the University of Missouri have found a key process in a plant's immune system response that may help future crops fight off dangerous diseases.
In a few years, a sip of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Pinot Noir may include a taste of the â€œShow-Meâ€ State.
A plant's immune system protects the plant from harmful pathogens. If the system overreacts to pathogens, it can stunt plant growth and reduce seed production. Now, University of Missouri researchers have identified important suppressors that negatively regulate the responses of the immune system in the plant species Arabidopsis thaliana.