12.12.2016 | TOP NEWS, Molecular Interaction Ecology

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).

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.

New Phytologist 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.html

Publication: 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.14251
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.14251

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