Scott Peck, University of Missouri-Columbia (image) University of Missouri-Columbia Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None 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.