Parasitic Plant Strangleweed Injects Host With Thousands Of Its Own Expressed Genes – Neomatica


Virginia Tech professor and Fralin Life Institute affiliate Jim Westwood has made a discovery about plant-to-plant communication: enormous amounts of genetic messages in the form of mRNA transcripts are transmitted from the parasitic plant Cuscuta (known more commonly as dodder and strangleweed) to its hosts. Using Illumina next generation sequencing technologies to sequence the tissues …

Source: www.neomatica.com

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