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Using insects to detect, monitor and predict the distribution of Xylella fastidiosa: a case study in Corsica Astrid Cruaud, Anne-Alicia Gonzalez, Martin Godefroid, Sabine Nidelet, Jean-Claude Streito, Jean-Marc Thuillier, Jean-Pierre Rossi, Sylvain Santoni, Jean-Yves Rasplus doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/241513 This article is

Conjugation in X. fastidiosa

Work by Lindsey Burbank and Christopher Van Horn (USDA-ARS) demonstrating that plasmid transfer via conjugation occurs in X. fastidiosa has just been published in the Journal of Bacteriology (ABSTRACT). Previous work by Drake Stenger and Elizabeth Rogers suggested that conjugation occurs in nature,