Proteinaceous effector discovery and characterisation in filamentous plant pathogens

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Kanja, C. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E. 2020. Proteinaceous effector discovery and characterisation in filamentous plant pathogens. Molecular Plant Pathology. 21 (10), pp. 1353-1376.

AuthorsKanja, C. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E.

The complicated interplay of plant-pathogen interactions occurs on multiple levels as pathogens evolve to constantly evade the immune responses of their hosts. Many economically important crops fall victim to filamentous pathogens which produce small proteins called effectors to manipulate the host and aid infection/colonisation. Understanding the effector repertoires of pathogens is facilitating an increased understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying virulence as well as guiding the development of disease control strategies. The purpose of this review is to give a chronological perspective on the evolution of the methodologies used in effector discovery from physical isolation and in silico predictions, to functional characterisation of the effectors of filamentous plant pathogens and identification of their host targets.

Year of Publication2020
JournalMolecular Plant Pathology
Journal citation21 (10), pp. 1353-1376
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeDesigning Future Wheat WP2.2
Publisher's version
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online20 Aug 2020
Publication process dates
Accepted05 Jul 2020

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