The Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funds research in Professor David Guttman‘s lab on understanding how bacteria adapt to and manipulate their hosts. CFI has shared a profile of Guttman’s work as “Blueprints for boosting plant immunity: How sophisticated genomics could help address food insecurity by giving crops an edge in the arms race against pathogens.” This story by Julie Stauffer concludes that the insights he gains into the constantly evolving struggle between plants and their invaders could ultimately lead to more resistant crops — and more food on dinner plates around the world.

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