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Part of a Medicago truncatula root showing the root hairs (red) which take up nutrients from the soil. Green labelled are the actin filaments, part of the cells skeleton and transport highways that help these hairs to grow and to fulfil their function. (Image by Aleksandr Gavrin)

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New research team joins SLCU

Nov 13, 2020

Chris Whitewoods will join the SLCU research leadership team to head a new research group focused on understanding how plants pattern themselves in three dimensions.

New insights could help plants fortify walls against root pathogens

Sep 03, 2020

Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU) researchers, as part of a multidisciplinary international team, have uncovered a mechanism controlling subtle changes to the architecture of cell walls in plant roots that bolsters their defence against Phytophthora palmivora without negatively affecting plant growth.

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