New allies to fight worms

Plant elicitor peptides (Peps) enhance immunity against diverse pathogens. Engineering a naturally occurring rhizobacterium to deliver Peps to the plant root system offers a new opportunity in integrated pest management.

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Fig. 1: Pep delivery through B. subtilis enhances plant immunity against RKN.


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C.H. drafted the initial version of the manuscript. S.S. finalized the manuscript and designed the figure.

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Hiltl, C., Siddique, S. New allies to fight worms. Nat. Plants 6, 598–599 (2020).

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