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- Ebert, Malaika K., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Environmental microbiology 2019 v.21 no.3 pp. 913-927
- Cercospora beticola; Cladosporium; biosynthesis; energy; mass spectrometry; melanin; metabolites; multigene family; mutagenesis; mycotoxins; phylogeny; plant pathogenic fungi; polyketide synthases; polyketides; quinones; reactive oxygen species; sugar beet; toxicity
- ... Perylenequinones are a family of structurally related polyketide fungal toxins with nearly universal toxicity. These photosensitizing compounds absorb light energy which enables them to generate reactive oxygen species that damage host cells. This potent mechanism serves as an effective weapon for plant pathogens in disease or niche establishment. The sugar beet pathogen Cercospora beticola secret ...