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Parasitic Plant Dodges Host Defense Genes

News   Dec 18, 2019 | Original story from Penn State University

 
Parasitic Plant Dodges Host Defense Genes

Dodder can parasitize a variety of plant species, including some of agricultural importance, like tomatoes. In addition to reducing yield, its dense vine-like structure can interfere with harvesting machinery. Credit: Claude dePamphilis, Penn State.

 
 
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