Secret Weapon of Smart Bacteria Tracked (image) Texas A&M AgriLife Communications Share Print E-Mail Caption Texas A&M AgriLife Research's Dr. Libo Shan, left, and doctoral student Kevin Cox have figured out how a once-defeated bacterium has re-emerged to infect cotton in a battle that could sour much of the Texas and US crop. And it boils down to this: A smart bacteria with a sweet tooth. Credit (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Kathleen Phillips) Usage Restrictions Not for resale. Use with credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.