Structure and function of the Xanthomonas translucens LPS
What is it about?
The structure of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris has been analyzed. Experiments facilitated insights into its functional role.
Why is it important?
LPS is the main component of the cell surface of bacteria like X. translucens. It has a key role in pathogen recognition. X. translucens is a pathogen affecting cereals and forage grasses. Better understanding the recognition process may be a basis to obtain enhanced protection of important crops.
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