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Some bacteria found on corn silk are reduced, while some proliferate when exposed to fusarium.

Turns out plants can recruit bacteria to fight pathogens

Researchers find corn somehow attracts fusarium-fighting bacteria

Glacier FarmMedia – Researchers have found corn silks naturally contain diverse microbes, a finding that may point to a new strategy to help protect cobs from fungal infections. The normal function of silks is to facilitate seed formation, as sperm, when released from pollen, will travel up the silk to fertilize the egg. This also creates a

Some bacteria found on corn silk are reduced, while some proliferate when exposed to fusarium.

New research finds natural bacteria in corn may help against fusarium

Certain types of bacteria multiply in corn silk when exposed to the pathogen

University of Guelph researchers have found corn silks naturally contain diverse microbes, a finding that may point to a new strategy to help protect cobs from fungal infections. Why it matters: The discovery may improve breeding and farming practices to avert costly and harmful fungal outbreaks. The study was led by Manish Raizada, a professor