IIGB’s Hailing Jin identifies mechanism that helps plants fight bacterial infection


A team led by plant pathologist, Hailing Jin has identified a regulatory, genetic mechanism in plants that could lead to better strategies for protecting crops.  Working on Arabidopsis thaliana, a small flowering plant widely used by biologists as a model species, Jin’s research team found that Argonaute protein, a major core protein in the RNA interference machinery, is controlled by a process called “post-translational modification” during bacterial infection.

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