MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

Rhizobiome shields plants from infection

Iron-scavenging molecules called siderophores that are produced by the native microbial residents of plant roots fend off plant pathogens such as Ralstonia solanacearum.

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Fig. 1: Siderophore-mediated interactions determine the fate of R. solanacearum infection.

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Pollak, S., Cordero, O.X. Rhizobiome shields plants from infection. Nat Microbiol 5, 978–979 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-020-0766-1

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