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Sarah Lebeis, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, has co-authored a paper that gives scientists a glimpse into how defense hormones shape plant health above and below the soil. Several leading science outlets have published stories about the research. They include:

IFL Science: Plant Defense Hormones Build Healthy Microbiomes for Roots

Science Daily: Unearthing cornerstones in root microbiomes

The Scientist: Underground Immunity

Science Newsline: Defenses Up: Hormone Helps Plants Determine Friend from Foe