Stomata–pathogen interactions are a fascinating part of plant immunity. Stomata perceive pathogens and close; in turn, successful pathogens reopen stomata to enter the apoplast. Recent studies by Hu et al. and Roussin-Léveillée et al. demonstrate that, following entry, Pseudomonas syringae closes stomata and, thus, reduces transpiration in infected leaves, adding another layer of complexity to the stomata–pathogen interaction.
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