Recent developments in effector biology of filamentous plant pathogens

Ricardo Oliva, Joe Win, Sylvain Raffaele, Laurence Boutemy, Tolga O. Bozkurt, Angela Chaparro-Garcia, Maria Eugenia Segretin, Remco Stam, Sebastian Schornack, Liliana M. Cano, Mireille van Damme, Edgar Huitema, Marco Thines, Mark J. Banfield, Sophien Kamoun

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    Abstract

    P>Filamentous pathogens, such as plant pathogenic fungi and oomycetes, secrete an arsenal of effector molecules that modulate host innate immunity and enable parasitic infection. It is now well accepted that these effectors are key pathogenicity determinants that enable parasitic infection. In this review, we report on the most interesting features of a representative set of filamentous pathogen effectors and highlight recent findings. We also list and describe all the linear motifs reported to date in filamentous pathogen effector proteins. Some of these motifs appear to define domains that mediate translocation inside host cells.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)705-715
    Number of pages11
    JournalCellular Microbiology
    Volume12
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

    Keywords

    • HOST-SELECTIVE TOXIN
    • CF-2-DEPENDENT DISEASE RESISTANCE
    • PYRENOPHORA-TRITICI-REPENTIS
    • GLUCANASE INHIBITOR PROTEIN
    • DOWNY MILDEW EFFECTOR
    • PHYTOPHTHORA-INFESTANS
    • AVIRULENCE GENE
    • FUSARIUM-OXYSPORUM
    • LEPTOSPHAERIA-MACULANS
    • RXLR EFFECTORS

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