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Author Oide, Shinichi ♦ Moeder, Wolfgang ♦ Krasnoff, Stuart ♦ Gibson, Donna ♦ Haas, Hubertus ♦ Yoshioka, Keiko ♦ Turgeon, B. Gillian
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher American Society of Plant Biologists
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Library & information sciences ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Microorganisms, fungi & algae ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human physiology ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Inorganic Chemicals ♦ Enzymes and Coenzymes ♦ Nucleic Acids, Nucleotides, and Nucleosides ♦ Chemical Actions and Uses ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Chemical Phenomena ♦ Metabolism ♦ Microbiological Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences ♦ Information Science ♦ Information Science
Subject Keyword Discipline Botany ♦ Ascomycota ♦ Enzymology ♦ Iron ♦ Metabolism ♦ Peptide Synthases ♦ Plants ♦ Microbiology ♦ Siderophores ♦ Pathogenicity ♦ Base Sequence ♦ Conserved Sequence ♦ Dna Primers ♦ Molecular Sequence Data ♦ Oxidative Stress ♦ Chemistry ♦ Biosynthesis ♦ Virulence ♦ Journal Article ♦ Research Support, Non-u.s. Gov't ♦ Research Support, U.s. Gov't, Non-p.h.s.
Abstract NPS6, encoding a nonribosomal peptide synthetase, is a virulence determinant in the maize (Zea mays) pathogen Cochliobolus heterostrophus and is involved in tolerance to H(2)O(2). Deletion of NPS6 orthologs in the rice (Oryza sativa) pathogen, Cochliobolus miyabeanus, the wheat (Triticum aestivum) pathogen, Fusarium graminearum, and the Arabidopsis thaliana pathogen, Alternaria brassicicola, resulted in reduced virulence and hypersensitivity to H(2)O(2). Introduction of the NPS6 ortholog from the saprobe Neurospora crassa to the Deltanps6 strain of C. heterostrophus restored wild-type virulence to maize and tolerance to H(2)O(2), demonstrating functional conservation in filamentous ascomycete phytopathogens and saprobes. Increased sensitivity to iron depletion was identified as a conserved phenotype of Deltanps6 strains. Exogenous application of iron enhanced the virulence of Deltanps6 strains of C. heterostrophus, C. miyabeanus, F. graminearum, and A. brassicicola to each host. NPS6 is responsible for the biosynthesis of extracellular siderophores by C. heterostrophus, F. graminearum, and A. brassicicola. Application of the extracellular siderophore of A. brassicicola restored wild-type virulence of the DeltaAbnps6 strain to Arabidopsis. It is proposed that the role of extracellular siderophores in fungal virulence to plants is to supply an essential nutrient, iron, to their producers in planta and not to act as phytotoxins, depriving their hosts of iron.
Description Country affiliation: United States
Author Affiliation: Oide S ( Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA.)
ISSN 10404651
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-10-01
Publisher Place United States
e-ISSN 1531298X
Volume Number 18
Issue Number 10

Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus