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Research identifies mechanism that helps plants fight bacterial infection

Hailing Jin holds the Cy Mouradick Endowed Chair at UC Riverside.

Eurekalert

A team led by a plant pathologist at the University of California, Riverside, has identified a regulatory, genetic mechanism in plants that could help fight bacterial infection. Working on Arabidopsis thaliana, the research team found that Argonaute protein is controlled by a process called “post-translational modification” during bacterial infection.