Disease-causing bacteria attack tomato and pepper plants by injecting a protein that manipulates nutrients and hormone balance

(Natural News) Xanthomonas bacteria are known to damage economically important crops by using destructive effector proteins that break down plant cells. Recently, a German research group discovered the specific means by which one of these effectors interrupted a plant’s nutrient supply and disrupted its hormones, reported a ScienceDaily article. The researchers hail from four respected…

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