• Issue
    Volume 24, Issue 9
    1015-1202
    September 2023

ISSUE INFORMATION

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Issue Information

  • Pages: 1015-1016
  • First Published: 13 August 2023

PATHOGEN PROFILE

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The devastating oomycete phytopathogen Phytophthora cactorum: Insights into its biology and molecular features

  • Pages: 1017-1032
  • First Published: 05 May 2023
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This review integrates molecular biology analyses of the oomycete Phytophthora cactorum with the current knowledge of the cellular and genetic basis of its growth, development, and host infection.

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

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The Bursaphelenchus xylophilus candidate effector BxLip-3 targets the class I chitinases to suppress immunity in pine

  • Pages: 1033-1046
  • First Published: 13 July 2023
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The Bursaphelenchus xylophilus candidate effector BxLip-3 is a crucial virulence factor that interacts with two class I chitinases, PtChia1-3 and PtChia1-4, in Pinus thunbergii to attenuate host defences.

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The interaction between the lemon ribosomal protein ClRPS9-2 and citrus yellow vein clearing virus coat protein affects viral infection and gene silencing suppressor activity

  • Pages: 1047-1062
  • First Published: 06 May 2023
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Ribosomal protein ClRPS9-2 triggers an immune response in Nicotiana benthamiana and lemon, and enhances lemon resistance in lemon cv. Eureka to citrus yellow vein clearing virus.

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Insight into the biochemical and cell biological function of an intrinsically unstructured heat shock protein, Hsp12 of Ustilago maydis

  • Pages: 1063-1077
  • First Published: 11 July 2023
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The involvement of Hsp12 from Ustilago maydis in prevention of protein aggregate formation, stabilization of artificial lipid membranes in vitro, and endocytic processes in U. maydis is shown.

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Verticillium longisporum phospholipase VlsPLA2 is a virulence factor that targets host nuclei and modulates plant immunity

  • Pages: 1078-1092
  • First Published: 12 May 2023
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VlsPLA2 is a virulence factor that targets host nuclei by hijacking plant vesicle-associated membrane proteins, where it alters the expression of host genes, leading to suppression of basal immune responses.

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A nonclassically secreted effector of Magnaporthe oryzae targets host nuclei and plays important roles in fungal growth and plant infection

  • Pages: 1093-1106
  • First Published: 12 June 2023
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A nonclassically secreted effector of Magnaporthe oryzae MoNte1 targets host nuclei and can induce hypersensitive cell death in Nicotiana benthamiana, and also contributes to the pathogenicity of the rice blast fungus.

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The PcMYB44-mediated miR397-PcLACs module regulates defence-induced lignification in pear resistance to fungal disease

  • Pages: 1107-1125
  • First Published: 13 June 2023
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The PcMYB44-mediated miR397-PcLAC module comprehensively regulates defence-induced lignification in pear to improve broad-spectrum resistance to fungal diseases.

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Comparative acetylomic analysis reveals differentially acetylated proteins regulating fungal metabolism in hypovirus-infected chestnut blight fungus

  • Pages: 1126-1138
  • First Published: 06 June 2023
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Comparison of Cryphonectria parasitica with or without hypovirus found differentially acetylated proteins were enriched in metabolic processes; the acetylation of citrate synthase lysine-55 plays a vital role in its activity.

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The STRIPAK complex orchestrates cell wall integrity signalling to govern the fungal development and virulence of Fusarium graminearum

  • Pages: 1139-1153
  • First Published: 06 June 2023
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The STRIPAK complex is interconnected with the target of rapamycin pathway and regulates the phosphorylation and nuclear accumulation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase Mgv1, further modulating fungal development and virulence in Fusarium graminearum.

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A bacterial type III effector targets plant vesicle-associated membrane proteins

  • Pages: 1154-1167
  • First Published: 05 June 2023
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We found that the Ralstonia solanacearum type III effector RipD localize in vesicles in plant cells and targets vesicle-associated membrane proteins to contribute to bacterial infection.

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Spray-induced gene silencing to identify powdery mildew gene targets and processes for powdery mildew control

  • Pages: 1168-1183
  • First Published: 20 June 2023
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Spray-induced gene silencing of the powdery mildew that infects Arabidopsis identified key powdery mildew genes and processes for crop powdery mildew control, shown here for grapevine.

SHORT COMMUNICATION

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Rootstock-induced scion resistance against tobacco mosaic virus is associated with the induction of defence-related transcripts and graft-transmissible mRNAs

  • Pages: 1184-1191
  • First Published: 16 May 2023
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Tomato/Nicotiana benthamiana heterograft systems displaying either susceptibility or resistance to tobacco mosaic virus were compared to identify rootstock-induced scion responses and mobile mRNA-associated graft-induced resistance.

REVIEW

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Phospholipase C: Diverse functions in plant biotic stress resistance and fungal pathogenicity

  • Pages: 1192-1202
  • First Published: 29 April 2023
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This review provides a summary on the classification, structure, evolution, and molecular function of phospholipase C (PLC) in plants and fungi, exploring the potential mechanism of PLC in disease resistance and fungal pathogenicity.