Understanding the binding of bacteria to plant surfaces

Steven G. Pueppke, Martha C. Hawes

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Many of the bacteria that associate with plants bind tenaciously to plant cells. This characteristic appears to have important functional implications for the inception of disease-causing and symbiotic interactions. Although binding is complex and as yet poorly understood, experimental manipulation of this process holds promise for improved plant productivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering


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