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Tree roots recruit beneficial bacteria during drought. Fluorescence and bright-field imaging reveals that during drought (left) a tree root is more densely colonized by two beneficial bacteria (green and red) than after irrigation (right)

A new study at the Weizmann Institute of Science reveals that bacteria can help trees survive water scarcity

gigatons of carbon

The study reveals, among other things, our impact on the Earth’s biosphere

Tamir Klein tree group

Between his lab, the greenhouses and nearby forests, Klein hopes to understand how trees adapt