How do filamentous pathogens deliver effector proteins into plant cells?

Petre, Benjamin and Kamoun, Sophien ORCID: (2014) How do filamentous pathogens deliver effector proteins into plant cells? PLoS Biology, 12 (2). ISSN 1544-9173

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Fungal and oomycete plant parasites are among the most devastating pathogens of food crops. These microbes secrete effector proteins inside plant cells to manipulate host processes and facilitate colonization. How these effectors reach the host cytoplasm remains an unclear and debated area of plant research. In this article, we examine recent conflicting findings that have generated discussion in the field. We also highlight promising approaches based on studies of both parasite and host during infection. Ultimately, this knowledge may inform future broad spectrum strategies for protecting crops from such pathogens.

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Additional Information: © 2014 Petre, Kamoun. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > The Sainsbury Laboratory
Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Plant Sciences
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Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2016 16:00
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 01:14
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001801


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