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Revealed Mechanism Behind Citrus Canker Bacteria's Defense System for Predators

Publicado em 24 maio 2018
Released by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo Xanthomonas citri, the bacterium that causes citrus canker, a disease responsible for major damage to lemon and orange groves in worldwide scale, has a veritable arsenal of weapons to overcome constant competition with other bacterial species and ward off natural predators such as amoebae. Despite the fact that citrus canker have already caused significant economic losses, X. citri's ability to persist in the environment [...]