News tagged with pathogenic bacterium

Houseplant pest gives clue to potential new anthrax treatment

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found how a citric acid-based Achilles heel used by a pathogen that attacks the popular African Violet house plant could be exploited not just to save African Violets but also ...

dateFeb 24, 2009 in
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How probiotics can prevent disease

Using probiotics successfully against a number of animal diseases has helped scientists from University College Cork, Ireland to understand some of the ways in which they work, which could lead to them using probiotics to ...

dateApr 02, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Revealing bacterial chainmail structure

An international team of scientists has uncovered the structure of the protective protein coat which surrounds many bacteria like a miniature suit of armour. Their research, which is published today in Nature, has far ranging ...

dateJun 10, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Study presents new insight into plant immunity

Researchers have identified an important cog in the molecular machinery of plant immunity - a discovery that could help crop breeders produce disease-resistant varieties to help ensure future food security. There may also ...

dateOct 02, 2011 in Biotechnology
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