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Bodyguards: Pathogen-Derived Decoys That Protect Virulence Factors

Author:
Paulus, Judith K., Kourelis, Jiorgos, van der Hoorn, Renier A.L.
Source:
Trends in plant science 2017 v.22 no.5 pp. 355-357
ISSN:
1360-1385
Subject:
Phytophthora sojae, Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae, host-pathogen relationships, plant pathogens, proteins, virulence
Abstract:
Recent studies on plant-pathogen interactions have exposed a new strategy used by plant pathogens: decoy effectors that protect virulence factors. Examples of these “bodyguards” include the recently discovered PsXLP1 from Phytophthora sojae and truncated TALEs from Xanthomonas oryzae. These examples suggest important roles for seemingly non-functional effector proteins in distracting the host.
Agid:
6121676