“Understanding and Enhancing the Tomato Immune System to Make Healthier Tomato Plants” — Breaking Ground with Greg Martin
Featuring Greg Martin
April 21, 12pm EST
Understanding and Enhancing the Tomato Immune System to Make Healthier Tomato Plants
Join BTI for a virtual chat with Dr. Greg Martin.
Did you know that plants have immune systems? At BTI, Dr. Greg Martin studies the molecular basis of how bacteria infect plants and how the plants respond to bacterial infections. The Martin lab’s long-term goal is to use this knowledge to develop plants with increased natural resistance to diseases. Such plants would need less pesticide, leading to economic and environmental benefits while providing food with less pesticide residue. Join us to learn more about plant immune systems and Dr. Martin’s fascinating research into tomato’s natural resistance to the bacterium that causes speck disease.