NIPGR, Delhi - Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany and Vadassery lab, NIPGR jointly announce the Indo-German workshop on plant interactions
Plants are one of the most intelligent species on the earth, having to combat a fierce environment without mobility. Biotic and abiotic stress are a daily part of plant life. Insect herbivores, fungal pathogens, and microbial symbionts all together determine the basic core of biotic interactions. How plants perceive the wide range of interacting partners, what are the cues which plants/insects/fungi exchange to establish compatible or incompatible interactions and how does plant defense reprogramme itself to biotic interactions are major questions. In the recent past using novel analytical, chemical and molecular approaches, studies on biotic interactions in plants have yielded answers to the phenomenon of plant plasticity in ever changing environment. These answers have wide applications in plant defense against both biotic and abiotic stress due to interlinked signaling pathways.