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Tactics of host manipulation by intracellular effectors from plant pathogenic fungi

Abstract : Fungal pathogens can secrete hundreds of effectors, some of which are known to promote host susceptibility. This biological complexity, together with the lack of genetic tools in some fungi, presents a substantial challenge to develop a broad picture of the mechanisms these pathogens use for host manipulation. Nevertheless, recent advances in understanding individual effector functions are beginning to flesh out our view of fungal pathogenesis. This review discusses some of the latest findings that illustrate how effectors from diverse species use similar strategies to modulate plant physiology to their advantage. We also summarize recent breakthroughs in the identification of effectors from challenging systems, like obligate biotrophs, and emerging concepts such as the 'iceberg model' to explain how the activation of plant immunity can be turned off by effectors with suppressive activity.
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Melania Figueroa, Diana Ortiz, Eva Henningsen. Tactics of host manipulation by intracellular effectors from plant pathogenic fungi. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, Elsevier, In press, 62, ⟨10.1016/j.pbi.2021.102054⟩. ⟨hal-03227294⟩



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