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Melissa Mitchum is a molecular plant nematologist at MU’s Bond Life Sciences Center who studies a pest that cost soybean farmers billions of dollars each year. Her lab recently helped discover that this tiny parasite produces molecules that mimic plant hormones in order to siphon nutrients from soybean roots. Find more science news from the Bond LSC at decoding



D Cornelison is biologist at MU’s Bond Life Sciences Center. Her team of scientists recently shed light on what signals help slow muscle fibers connect with their corresponding nerves. Their discovery published in the December issue of The Journal of Cell Biology. 

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