The groups of Midiko SODEOKA and Shisei TSUKIJI have found that the known fuction of coronatine, a toxin produced by Pseudomonas syringae and an analog of methyl jasmonic acid which causes stomata to re-open after a pathogen-associated plant response, is mediated by a new bypass mechanism involving the endoplasmic reticulum. This opens the opportunity to develop innovative bacteriocides which prevent plant pathogenic bacterial infections.

RIKEN news release, May 17, 2017