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A war over water when bacteria invade leaves

Plants and bacteria battle for control of water during leaf infection, as is demonstrated by a bacterial species that manipulates plant cells to create a water-rich environment that promotes bacterial growth. See Article p.524

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Figure 1: A bacterial pathogen can affect the hydration around leaf cells.


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Beattie, G. A war over water when bacteria invade leaves. Nature 539, 506–507 (2016).

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