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Paper report

Plants recognize bacterial flagella

William Deakin

  • Correspondence: William Deakin

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Genome Biology 2000, 1:reports013  doi:10.1186/gb-2000-1-1-reports013

Published: 17 March 2000

Abstract

Plant defense responses are induced by recognition of a conserved epitope of the major protein of the bacterial flagellum. This could represent a general perception mechanism for plants to detect infection by eubacteria.