New Phytologist interviews iDiv scientist Ainhoa Martinez-Medina
Ainhoa Martinez-Medina works on molecular aspects of interactions between plants and herbivores (photo: Nicole van Dam).
Last month, Dr Ainhoa Martinez-Medina has published a paper in the renowned journal New Phytologist
. The paper reports about a symbiosis between tomato plants and a fungus. This symbiosis enables the plants to better defend themselves against parasitic worms.
has published an interview (audio) with Martinez-Medina on the journal website. In this interview, the young scientist talks about the key findings of her study and the implications for human agriculture, but also about her own fascination for plant research and about her career path. Martinez-Medina is a scientist at iDiv and the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. Among the study authors are also scientists from the Netherlands and Spain.
Link to the audio recording
of the interview with Ainhoa Martinez-Medina on the New Phytologist
website: http://www.newphytologist.org/blog/with-a-little-help-from-my-fungus/Link to the iDiv press release
about the new study on a symbiosis between tomato plants and fungi: https://www.idiv.de/press/press_releases/press_release_single_view/news_article/with-a-littl.htmlPublication:
Martínez-Medina, A., Fernandez, I., Lok, G. B., Pozo, M. J., Pieterse, C. M. J. and Van Wees, S. C. M. (2016), Shifting from priming of salicylic acid- to jasmonic acid-regulated defences by Trichoderma
protects tomato against the root knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita
. New Phytol. doi:10.1111/nph.14251http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.14251