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Poisonous Symbiosis

March 2015

Scientists of Kiel University discover mechanics of poison production in Crotalaria

A working group at Kiel University (CAU) centred around Professor Dietrich Ober has discovered that symbioses between plants and bacteria are not only responsible for binding nutrients, as previously assumed, but can also be responsible for the production of plant poisons. The results were published in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Read more