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Type I plasmodesmata (left) with closely apposed endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and plasma membrane (PM), and no obvious cytoplasmic sleeve. Type II plasmodesmata (right) with ER and PM spaced by tether proteins and visible cytoplasmic sleeve. Type II plasmodesmata are absent in plm mutants.

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Ancestral deterrence strategy protects land plants from microbial infection

Jul 11, 2019

Scientists at Sainsbury Laboratory have uncovered striking similarities in how two distantly related plants defend against pathogens despite splitting from their common ancestor more than 400 million years ago.

New research team joins SLCU

Jun 25, 2019

Dr Sarah Robinson has joined the SLCU research leadership team and will head a new research group focused on investigating the mechanical properties of plants associated with growth.

SLCU researchers discover gene that could help us grow crops faster

Jun 10, 2019

Plant scientists at SLCU and the University of Bordeaux have discovered a gene that they hope can be used to widen a nutrient trafficking bottleneck and potentially increase crop yields.

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