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Cell biology

Raiding the sweet shop

A type of sugar transporter has been discovered that exports glucose from cells. In plants, these transporters are targeted by disease-causing microbes that divert sugar production for their own use. See Article p.527

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Figure 1: Pathogen exploitation of plant SWEET genes.


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Talbot, N. Raiding the sweet shop. Nature 468, 510–511 (2010).

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