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Aligarh: Dr Aamir Raina, Botany Section, Women’s College, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) explained how plants, like other living things, need something to nourish them from within, protect their precious fronds and help them not only to grow, but to flourish and become their most beautiful personality.

He was giving a guest lecture online on “Plant Immunity in the Era of Rapidly Changing Pathogens” as part of the webinar at Universitas Airlangga Postgraduate School, Indonesia.

Speaking about the role of plant pathogens in disease progression in economically important crops, Dr Raina pointed out: “Some plant pathogens can affect plants from the initial stage to harvest – and plants must overcome the pathogenic mechanisms that produce the disease process to survive the harmful effects of such antagonistic interactions”.

“To mitigate the negative effects of potentially harmful pathogens, plants have evolved different strategies and are continuously evolving in response to the evolution of new virulent races of pathogens,” he added.

Dr Raina said the battle between pathogens and plants will continue and the role of agronomists will be key in improving plant immunity.

He described cell signaling mechanisms in plants and explained how hormones play a central role in disease resistance in order to develop highly effective control measures against plant diseases.