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November 2022

Plant roots consist of different cell types, which have different functions in root development. The function of cell types in root immunity was unknown until now. High-resolution sequencing studies at the Institute of Phytopathology could show, that each cell type has an immune response coupled to its development-specific function. In this way, developmental processes predetermine the immune response in each cell type, leading to a higher diversity and consequently effectiveness of the overall root immune response.