Tomato leaves sprayed with Botrytis cinerea fungal spores show areas of reduced photosynthesis (red) due to damage from the pathogen (top). Leaves sprayed with the antifungal peptide NCR044 are protected from fungal damage.

Tomato leaves sprayed with Botrytis cinerea fungal spores show areas of
reduced photosynthesis (red) due to damage from the pathogen (top).
Leaves sprayed with the antifungal peptide NCR044
are protected from fungal damage.

Image contributed by: Dilip Shah,
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center,
St Louis, MO, USA.

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