April 11, 2017

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  • Response of Pisum sativum following seed inoculation with Rhodococcus fascians.

    Virulent Rhodococcus fascians maintains cotyledons as a sink tissue

    Both pathogenic and epiphytic organisms obtain nutrients from host plants. Dhandapani et al. show the differential impact of an epiphytic (avirulent) strain and a pathogenic strain of the cytokinin-producing bacterium, Rhodococcus fascians on source/sink relationships within pea cotyledons during and following germination. Both strains commandeered resources from the cotyledon, but only the pathogenic strain markedly […] More