Scientists unlock planthoppers' potential to control future crop disease outbreaks     2017/07/18 13:45

Researchers have discovered how a severe rice virus reproduces inside the small brown planthopper, a major carrier of the virus.

Potential role, benefits of non-rhizobia bacteria in root nodules of legume     2017/07/17 20:10

Most scientific research on the root-soil interactions of legumes focuses on rhizobia and nitrogen-fixing root nodules. However, many forms of non-rhizobia bacteria are also detected in these nodules. What are their role in the plant's biome? This research highlights studies from throughout the world on these lesser-known bacteria, as well as discusses their possible role in the bacterial community and the likely benefits for the host plant.

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