Ecology • Microbiology • Plant Research

Research report (imported) 2006 - Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Tête-a-tête between plant and fungus: how powdery mildew fungi manipulate their host plants

Authors

Panstruga, Ralph

Departments

Molekulare Phytopathologie (Prof. Dr. Paul Schulze-Lefert)
MPI für Pflanzenzüchtungsforschung, Köln

Plant mutants that lack the so-called Mlo protein are highly resistant against powdery mildew fungi. It is assumed that the fungus exploits presence of this protein to suppress plant defense mechanisms.
 
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