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Taking Down Plant Communication Channels to Invade

Aung et al. reveal that pathogenic bacteria target plant plasmodesmata to colonize and invade surrounding tissues. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00707 By Kyaw Aung and Sheng Yang He   Background: Multicellular organisms like animals and plants host a multitude of microorganisms.…

Sphingolipid biosynthesis modulates plasmodesmal ultrastructure and phloem unloading (Nature Plants)

Regulated transport of molecules from source to sink is essential for providing necessary molecules including photoassimilates to the required tissue. This mechanism is crucial for development and plant growth in response to stimuli and it occurs through plasmodesmata. In a previous report, CALLOSE SYNTHASE…