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University of Georgia researchers have discovered that two proteins come together in an unexpected way to make a carbohydrate, a chain of sugar molecules, in plant cell walls.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa targets opponents' cell walls and immunizes itself against its own weapons.
Microbiologists have uncovered a sneaky trick by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa to oust rivals.
University of Louisville researchers are one step closer to helping millions of people whose salivary glands no longer work because of disease or damage from treatment of diseases.
Research in the worm is shedding light on a protein associated with a number of different human cancers.
The potentially deadly bacterium Salmonella possesses a molecular machine that marshals the proteins it needs to hijack cellular mechanisms and infect millions worldwide.
Just over a year after the earthquake in Haiti killed 222,000 people there's a new problem that is killing Haitians.
Researchers report that they are the first to show in molecular detail how one gene evolved two competing functions that eventually split up â€“ via gene duplication â€“ to pursue their separate destinies.
A research team at the DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has developed a powerful new tool that promises to unlock the secrets of biomass degradation, a critical step in the development of cost-effective cellulosic biofuels.
For a successful infection, bacteria must outwit the immune system of the host.
Agrobacterium tumefaciens is the causal agent of crown gall disease (the formation of tumours) in over 140 species of dicot. It is rod shaped. Symptoms are caused by the insertion of a small segment of DNA into the plant cell. It is an alphaproteobacterium of the family Rhizobiaceae which includes the nitrogen fixing legume symbionts. They are pathogenic and provide no benefit to the plant. It also affects a wide variety of plants. In an economical sense it affects walnuts, grape vines,...
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