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'Good guy' microbes lose their innocence

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Recent research has found that plants react defensively to both classes of microbes, raising new questions about conventional approaches to managing soil microbes for crop health... Researchers such as Canadian-born Dr Jonathan Plett have established that even beneficial rhizobial microbes that form root nodules and provide plant with nitrogen are actually acting a lot like plant diseases... "Rhizobia are able to fool the plant to some degree, taking over control of some biological functions so the plant can't fight off the invading microbes," Dr Plett says...
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