How to Help Rusty Plants

Grace Deitzler and Lisa Hildebrand

Plants can get rusty. No joke! There is a fungal pathogen called rust which can cover the leaves of plants. Fortunately, it seems like plants have a natural ally that helps it fend off rust – yeast! Tune in to hear about PhD student Maria-Jose Romero-Jimenez’s research on the PNW native plant black cottonwood, the rust that attacks it, and the mysterious yeast helping black cottonwood protect itself.

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