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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x101 Mennat El Ghalid: How fungi recognize (and infect) plants
TV-PG

  • 2018-03-27T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Each year, the world loses enough food to feed half a billion people to fungi, the most destructive pathogens of plants. Mycologist and TED Fellow Mennat El Ghalid explains how a breakthrough in our understanding of the molecular signals fungi use to attack plants could disrupt this interaction — and save our crops.

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