Researchers discover new link to fight threat to soybean production

University of Missouri scientists show that parasitic nematodes hijack vascular stem cell pathways to attack their hosts.

February 14, 2017

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Researchers discover new link to fight threat to soybean production
A nematode (the oblong object on the left) activates the vascular stem cell pathway in the developing nematode feeding site (syncytium) on a plant root.Credit: Xiaoli Guo, Division of Plant Sciences and Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri; College of Plant Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China.
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