Bacteriocins active against plant pathogenic bacteria.

  title={Bacteriocins active against plant pathogenic bacteria.},
  author={Rhys W. Grinter and Joel J. Milner and Daniel Walker},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  volume={40 6},
Gram-negative phytopathogens cause significant losses in a diverse range of economically important crop plants. The effectiveness of traditional countermeasures, such as the breeding and introduction of resistant cultivars, is often limited by the dearth of available sources of genetic resistance. An alternative strategy to reduce loss to specific bacterial phytopathogens is to use narrow-spectrum protein antibiotics such as colicin-like bacteriocins as biocontrol agents. A number of colicin… 

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