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Motif for Infection

A novel computer program pinpoints proteins of troublesome bacteria

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9:45am, May 10, 2001

Bacterial soft rot can severely damage a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Infected potatoes, for example, develop mushy areas that render them inedible.

The chief culprit is a bacterium called Erwinia chrysanthemi. It attacks a plant by secreting various prot

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