The Brachypodium distachyon UGT Bradi5gUGT03300 confers type II fusarium head blight resistance in wheat

The Brachypodium distachyon UGT Bradi5gUGT03300 confers type II fusarium head blight resistance in wheat


Fusarium head blight (FHB), caused by fungi belonging to the Fusarium genus, is a widespread disease of wheat (Triticum aestivum) and other small‐grain cereal crops. The main causal agent of FHB, Fusarium graminearum, produces mycotoxins mainly belonging to type B trichothecenes,...

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Multilocus sequence typing analysis of Italian Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris strains suggests the evolution of local endemic populations of the pathogen and does not correlate with race distribution

Multilocus sequence typing analysis of Italian Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris strains suggests the evolution of local endemic populations of the pathogen and does not correlate with race distribution

Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris (Xcc) is the causal agent of black rot in Brassicaceae. It is widespread in Italy and severe outbreaks occur under conditions that favour disease development. In this study a multilocus sequence typing approach (MLST) based on the partial sequence of seven loci...

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The overlapping continuum of host range among strains in the Pseudomonas syringae complex

The overlapping continuum of host range among strains in the Pseudomonas syringae complex

Pseudomonas syringae is the most frequently emerging group of plant pathogenic bacteria. Because this bacterium is ubiquitous as an epiphyte and on various substrates in non-agricultural settings, there are many questions about how to assess the risk for plant disease posed by strains in the...

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Research Topic: Novel Plant Molecules Regulating the Interaction with Pathogenic and Beneficial Fungi

Research Topic: Novel Plant Molecules Regulating the Interaction with Pathogenic and Beneficial Fungi


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Plants have evolved sophisticated biochemical mechanisms to interact with fungi. The interaction is regulated by the plant by...

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Non-TAL Effectors From Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Suppress Peptidoglycan-Triggered MAPK Activation in Rice

Non-TAL Effectors From Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae Suppress Peptidoglycan-Triggered MAPK Activation in Rice

Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae, the causal pathogen of bacterial blight of rice, depends on its type III secretion system and associated effector proteins to grow and colonize the vascular tissues of rice plants. The type III effectors include a family of closely related transcription activator-like...

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A kiwellin disarms the metabolic activity of a secreted fungal virulence factor

A kiwellin disarms the metabolic activity of a secreted fungal virulence factor

Fungi-induced plant diseases affect global food security and plant ecology. The biotrophic fungus Ustilago maydis causes smut disease in maize (Zea mays) plants by secreting numerous virulence effectors that reprogram plant metabolism and immune responses. The secreted fungal chorismate mutase Cmu1...

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Plant viruses transmitted in two different modes produce differing effects on small RNA-mediated processes in their aphid vector

Plant viruses transmitted in two different modes produce differing effects on small RNA-mediated processes in their aphid vector

Transmission of plant viruses by aphids involves multi-trophic interactions among host plants, aphid vectors, and plant viruses. Here, we used small RNA (sRNA) sequencing to visualize the sRNA response of Myzus persicae to two plant viruses that M. persicae transmits in different modes: the...

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TALE‐carrying bacterial pathogens trap host nuclear import receptors for facilitation of infection of rice

TALE‐carrying bacterial pathogens trap host nuclear import receptors for facilitation of infection of rice


Many plant‐pathogenic Xanthomonas rely on the secretion of virulence transcription activator‐like effector (TALE) proteins into plant cells to activate plant susceptibility genes to cause disease. The process is dependent on the binding of TALEs to specific elements...

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