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Nematode debt to bacteria


The transition by certain nematode worms to plant parasitism, and possibly more generally to herbivory, is illuminated by an investigation into how nematodes acquired the protein weapons to penetrate the plant cell wall.

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Whiteman, N., Gloss, A. Nematode debt to bacteria. Nature 468, 641–642 (2010).

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