A Simple Cipher Governs DNA Recognition by TAL Effectors

@article{Moscou2009ASC,
  title={A Simple Cipher Governs DNA Recognition by TAL Effectors},
  author={Matthew J. Moscou and Adam J. Bogdanove},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={326},
  pages={1501 - 1501}
}
TAL Order Xanthomonas bacteria attack their plant hosts by delivering their own transcription-activator–like (TAL) proteins into the plant cell nucleus and alter the plant's gene regulation (see the Perspective by Voytas and Joung). Moscou and Bogdanove (p. 1501, published online 29 October: see the cover) and Boch et al. (p. 1509, published online 29 October) have now discovered how the similar but not identical repeats in the TAL proteins encode the specificity needed for the proteins to find… Expand
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