Contact: Dan Krotz
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Caption: In a development that could lead to better ways to protect food crops from disease, Berkeley Lab scientists unraveled the community of soil microbes that protect sugar beets from root fungus. From left, Todd DeSantis, Gary Andersen, and Yvette Piceno in the lab where much of the research was conducted. Several PhyloChips are on the table next to them.
Credit: Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab Public Affairs
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