Plant Defense Hormones Build Healthy Microbiomes for Roots

Plants and Animals

Photo credit: An intricately structured soil bacterium, less than a micron in size, makes its home on the root surface of an Arabidopsis plant. Alice Dohnalkova/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Defensive plant hormones that protect leaves up in the air also help to build a community of helpful microbes for the roots below the ground, a new Science study...

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