An alarming rise in pathogens that show antibiotic resistance has been observed over recent years. In the case of Gram-negative bacterial pathogens, the resistance crisis has started to go out of control.
Background. Plant viruses are major crop pathogens with a global agro-economic impact. The Tilsner lab has recently made major advances in understanding how viruses transport their genome from infected to naïve cells through plasmodesmata, cell-cell-connecting membrane-lined channels.