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Study Explains How Pathogens Evolve to Escape Detection

July 18, 2007

Tracy Rosebrock
In the evolutionary battle in which plants are trying to beef up their defenses against pathogens, Cornell researchers have discovered a bacterium that infects tomatoes by injecting a special protein into the plant's cells, undermining the plant's defense system.
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