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Cross section of a seedling root of the plant Medicago trunctatula where all the cell walls are labeled in green using an antibody which can bind to specific components of the wall. This and other antibodies can be used to observe differences in cell wall properties throughout a plant. (Image by Thomas Torode)

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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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