Type III secretion inhibitors for the management of bacterial plant diseases

Type III secretion inhibitors for the management of bacterial plant diseases

The identification of chemical compounds that prevent and combat bacterial diseases is fundamental for crop production. Bacterial virulence inhibitors are a promising alternative to classical control treatments, because they have a low environmental impact and are less likely to generate bacterial...

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Rhizosphere microbiome structure alters to enable wilt resistance in tomato

Rhizosphere microbiome structure alters to enable wilt resistance in tomato

Tomato variety Hawaii 7996 is resistant to the soil-borne pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum, whereas the Moneymaker variety is susceptible to the pathogen. To evaluate whether plant-associated microorganisms have a role in disease resistance, we analyzed the rhizosphere microbiomes of both varieties...

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Wheat microbiome bacteria can reduce virulence of a plant pathogenic fungus by altering histone acetylation

Wheat microbiome bacteria can reduce virulence of a plant pathogenic fungus by altering histone acetylation

Interactions between bacteria and fungi have great environmental, medical, and agricultural importance, but the molecular mechanisms are largely unknown. Here, we study the interactions between the bacterium Pseudomonas piscium, from the wheat head microbiome, and the plant pathogenic fungus...

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Bando per un posto di Dottorato di Ricerca nell'ambito della "Genomica comparata di funghi fitopatogeni" presso il CIALE

Bando per un posto di Dottorato di Ricerca nell'ambito della "Genomica comparata di funghi fitopatogeni" presso il CIALE

Bando per un posto di Dottorato di Ricerca nell'ambito della "Genomica comparata di funghi fitopatogeni" presso il CIALE (Instituto Hispano Luso de Investigaciones Agrarias), Universidad de Salamanca - Spagna.

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WINDBLOW - al Teatro Carignano di Torino

WINDBLOW - al Teatro Carignano di Torino

Lunedì 15 ottobre 2018 precede la Giornata Mondiale dell’Alimentazione, indetta dalle Nazioni Unite per sensibilizzare l’opinione pubblica sul problema della fame nel mondo e stimolare l’attenzione alla produzione alimentare agricola internazionale e agli sforzi diretti a tale scopo....

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Functional analysis of polyketide synthase genes in the biocontrol fungus Clonostachys rosea

Functional analysis of polyketide synthase genes in the biocontrol fungus Clonostachys rosea

Clonostachys rosea is a mycoparasitic fungus used for biological control of plant diseases. Its genome contains 31 genes putatively encoding for polyketide synthases (PKSs), 75% of which are arranged in biosynthetic gene clusters. Gene expression analysis during C. rosea interactions with the fungal...

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Mechanisms of Broad Host Range Necrotrophic Pathogenesis in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

Mechanisms of Broad Host Range Necrotrophic Pathogenesis in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum

Among necrotrophic fungi, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is remarkable for its extremely broad host range and for its aggressive host tissue colonization. With full genome sequencing, transcriptomic analyses and the increasing pace of functional gene characterization, the factors underlying the basis of...

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Rhizosphere pseudomonads as probiotics improving plant health

Rhizosphere pseudomonads as probiotics improving plant health

Many root‐colonizing microbes are multifaceted in traits that improve plant health. Although isolates designated as biological control agents directly reduce pathogen growth, many exert additional beneficial features that parallel changes induced in animal and other hosts by health‐promoting...

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