Microbiome transplants provide disease resistance in critically-endangered Hawaiian plant

Transplanting wild microbes from healthy related plants can make a native Hawaiian plant healthier and likelier to survive in wild according to new research from The Amend Laboratory in the University of Hawai'i at M?noa (UHM) Botany Department and the O'ahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP). Professor Anthony Amend and postdoctoral researcher Geoff Zahn used microbes to restore the health of a critically endangered Hawaiian plant that, until now, had been driven to extinction in the wild and only survived in managed greenhouses under heavy doses of fungicide.

Microbiome transplants provide disease resistance in critically-endangered Hawaiian plant

Transplanting wild microbes from healthy related plants can make a native Hawaiian plant healthier and likelier to survive in wild according to new research from The Amend Laboratory in the ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Phys.org

Microbiome transplants provide disease resistance in critically-endangered Hawaiian plant, Tue 14 Nov 17 from Eurekalert

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