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How plants defend themselves: Plant immune system detects bacteria through small fatty acid molecules

How plants defend themselves: Plant immune system detects bacteria through small fatty acid molecules

Like humans and animals, plants defend themselves against pathogens with the help of their immune system. But how do they activate their cellular defenses? Researchers have now discovered that receptors in plant cells identify bacteria through simple molecular building blocks.

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