1. Epidemiology and Global Health
  2. Plant Biology
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Plant Pathology: Plasmid-powered evolutionary transitions

  1. Ryan A Melnyk
  2. Cara H Haney  Is a corresponding author
  1. University of British Columbia, Canada
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Cite this article as: eLife 2017;6:e33383 doi: 10.7554/eLife.33383
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The good and bad sides of Rhodococcus.

The acquisition of a virulence plasmid (yellow) can transform benign commensal strains of Rhodococcus (blue) into pathogenic strains (blue and yellow) that stunt the growth of the plant and its roots (left) compared with a healthy plant (right). However, this process is reversible, and the loss of the virulence plasmid results in the bacteria becoming commensal again.

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