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Oomycetes, effectors, and all that jazz

DOI: 10.1016/j.pbi.2012.03.008 DOI Help

Authors: Tolga O. Bozkurt (The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich U.K.) , Sebastian Schornack (The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, U.K.) , Mark J. Banfield (The John Innes Centre, Norwich, U.K.) , Sophien Kamoun (The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, U.K.)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Current Opinion In Plant Biology , VOL 15 (4) , PAGES 483 - 492

State: Published (Approved)
Published: August 2012
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 7641

Abstract: Plant pathogenic oomycetes secrete a diverse repertoire of effector proteins that modulate host innate immunity and enable parasitic infection. Understanding how effectors evolve, translocate and traffic inside host cells, and perturb host processes are major themes in the study of oomycete–plant interactions. The last year has seen important progress in the study of oomycete effectors with, notably, the elucidation of the 3D structures of five RXLR effectors, and novel insights into how cytoplasmic effectors subvert host cells. In this review, we discuss these and other recent advances and highlight the most important open questions in oomycete effector biology.

Journal Keywords: Plant Pathogenic Oomycetes; Effector Proteins; Parasitic Infection

Subject Areas: Biology and Bio-materials


Instruments: I02-Macromolecular Crystallography , I04-Macromolecular Crystallography