Researchers at the Centre for Carbohydrate Recognition and Signalling (CARB) publishes in Nature about how bacteria sweet-talk their way into plants

An international team of researchers has discovered how legumes are able to tell helpful and harmful invading bacteria apart. The research has implications for improving the understanding of how other plants, animals and humans interact with bacteria in their environment and defend themselves against hostile infections. These findings can have profound implications for both agricultural research and medical science.

Their study, which changes the understanding of carbohydrates as signal molecules, is newly published in the leading international journal Nature.

Read the article: Receptor-mediated exopolysaccharide perception controls bacterial infection

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