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University of Missouri-Columbia

Scott Peck, University of Missouri-Columbia

Caption: Peck identified and replicated the process that allows the bacteria -- known mostly for attacking tomatoes -- to attack its host. This discovery could lead to natural anti-infective treatments that work with food-producing plants to enhance resistance to harmful bacteria in the field.

Credit: Roger Meissen

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