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News From the Field
Bacterium Signals Plant to Open Up and Let Friends in

June 13, 2012

image of Pseudomonas bacteria invading a leaf Researchers have identified the set of tools an infectious microbe uses to persuade a plant to open the windows and let the bug and all of its friends inside. Full Story

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Duke University

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