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- Oliveira‐Garcia, Ely; Deising, Holger B.
- The plant journal 2016 v.87 no.4 pp. 355-375
- Glomerella graminicola; Zea mays; appressoria; beta-glucans; cell walls; conidia; corn; ecological invasion; enzymes; fungi; gene overexpression; genes; hydrogen peroxide; hyphae; image analysis; immune response; pathogenesis; pathogenicity; pathogens; polymers; receptors; transcriptional activation
- ... In plants, pathogen defense is initiated by recognition of pathogen‐associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) via plasma membrane‐localized pattern‐recognition receptors (PRRs). Fungal structural cell wall polymers such as branched β‐glucans are essential for infection structure rigidity and pathogenicity, but at the same time represent PAMPs. Kre5 and Kre6 are key enzymes in β‐1,6‐glucan synthesis an ...