Plant & Soil Science
- Conducts research in plant signaling: how plants recognize and communicate with one another.
- Combines plant biology and chemistry to examine root exudation: the slow escape of liquids from plants' roots. Bais' work looks into the biological significance of this process.
- Can also discuss plant microbe interactions.
Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Science
In The News:
Rice plants defend themselves against arsenic, infection
Soil 'booster shots' could turn barren lands green
Fighting poisons with bacteria (New York Times)
Soil may harbor answer to reducing arsenic in rice (e! Science News)
Plants recognize their siblings (U.S. News & World Report)
Plants recognize rivals and fight, play nice with siblings (Live Science & MSNBC.com)
Plants and wasps are smarter than you think (Christian Science Monitor)
Plants have a social life too (Wired)
Plants cry for help (Live Science)
Novel study shows 'cocktail' of soil bacteria can protect rice plants from deadly forces
Phragmites partners with microbes to plot native plants' demise
Novel research to root out how microbes affect rice plants
UD plant biologists uncover top wetland invader's hidden weapon