Béatrice Iacomi-Vasilescu

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The unfolded protein response (UPR) is an important stress signalling pathway involved in the cellular development and environmental adaptation of fungi. We investigated the importance of the UPR pathway in the pathogenicity of the plant necrotrophic fungus Alternaria brassicicola, which causes black spot disease on a wide range of Brassicaceae. We(More)
Camalexin, the characteristic phytoalexin of Arabidopsis thaliana, inhibits growth of the fungal necrotroph Alternaria brassicicola. This plant metabolite probably exerts its antifungal toxicity by causing cell membrane damage. Here we observed that activation of a cellular response to this damage requires cell wall integrity (CWI) and the high osmolarity(More)
Highly iprodione- and fludioxonil-resistant field and laboratory isolates of A. brassicicola were found to be either moderately sensitive or tolerant to osmotic stress. AbNIK1, a two-component histidine kinase gene, was isolated from a fungicide-sensitive strain. The predicted protein possessed the six tandem amino acid repeats at the N-terminal end, which(More)
We have shown that the plant pathogen Alternaria brassicicola exhibited very high susceptibility to ambruticin VS4 and to a lesser extent to the phenylpyrrole fungicide fludioxonil. These compounds are both derived from natural bacterial metabolites with antifungal properties and are thought to exert their toxicity by interfering with osmoregulation in(More)
Seed transmission constitutes a major component of the parasitic cycle for several fungal pathogens. However, very little is known concerning fungal or plant genetic factors that impact seed transmission and mechanisms underlying this key biological trait have yet to be clarified. Such lack of available data could be probably explained by the absence of(More)
Seeds are involved in the vertical transmission of microorganisms from one plant generation to another and consequently act as reservoirs for the plant microbiota. However, little is known about the structure of seed-associated microbial assemblages and the regulators of assemblage structure. In this work, we have assessed the response of seed-associated(More)
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