Signaling by the second messenger c-di-GMP in bacteria has been studied for over 30 years but its many functions keep surprising us. Especially c-di-GMP effectors are very diverse, allowing this second messenger to affect a large number of cellular processes.
Most of us are familiar with the term “Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)”. However, you likely have not heard about “Inflammatory Phyllosphere Disease (IPD)”. This is because I have just made it up to draw your attention, and to describe a form of dysbiosis in plants that we have just reported.
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