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Plant immunity switched from bacteria to virus

A plant immune receptor is engineered to recognize viruses rather than bacteria.

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Giannakopoulou, A., Bialas, A., Kamoun, S. et al. Plant immunity switched from bacteria to virus. Nat Biotechnol 34, 391–392 (2016).

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