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In cooperation with researchers of the University of Tübingen, the University of Tromsø, the UC Davis and the Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, the team of Prof. Dr. Markus Albert (Division of Molecular Plant Physiology at the Biology Department) has discovered how tomato plants identify Cuscuta as a parasite. The plant has a protein in its cell walls that is identified as ‘foreign’ by a receptor in the tomato. Their findings have now been published in the renowned journal Nature Communications.