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Botrytis cinerea: the cause of grey mould disease.
New evidence suggests that the pathogen triggers the host to induce programmed cell death as an attack strategy, which could offer new approaches for stable polygenic resistance in future. Expand
Genomic Analysis of the Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and Botrytis cinerea
Comparative genome analysis revealed the basis of differing sexual mating compatibility systems between S. sclerotiorum and B. cinerea, and shed light on the evolutionary and mechanistic bases of the genetically complex traits of necrotrophic pathogenicity and sexual mating. Expand
Deciphering the Cryptic Genome: Genome-wide Analyses of the Rice Pathogen Fusarium fujikuroi Reveal Complex Regulation of Secondary Metabolism and Novel Metabolites
Combined comparative genomics and genome-wide experimental analyses identified novel genes and secondary metabolites that contribute to the evolutionary success of F. fujikuroi as a rice pathogen. Expand
FfVel1 and FfLae1, components of a velvet‐like complex in Fusarium fujikuroi, affect differentiation, secondary metabolism and virulence
Deletion of Ffvel1 and Fflae1 revealed for the first time that velvet can simultaneously act as positive (GAs, fumonisins and fusarin C) and negative (bikaverin) regulator of secondary metabolism, and that both components affect conidiation and virulence of F. fujikuroi. Expand
BcSAK1, a Stress-Activated Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase, Is Involved in Vegetative Differentiation and Pathogenicity in Botrytis cinerea
Data indicate that in B. cinerea the stress-activated MAPK cascade is involved in essential differentiation programs, and mutants are significantly impaired in vegetative and pathogenic development. Expand
Calcineurin-Responsive Zinc Finger Transcription Factor CRZ1 of Botrytis cinerea Is Required for Growth, Development, and Full Virulence on Bean Plants
It is concluded that BcCRZ1 is not the only target of calcineurin, and the addition of Mg2+ restores the growth rate, conidiation, and penetration and improves the cell wall integrity but has no impact on sclerotium formation or hypersensitivity to Ca2+ and H2O2. Expand
Diversity, regulation, and evolution of the gibberellin biosynthetic pathway in fungi compared to plants and bacteria.
The current understanding of the GA biosynthesis pathway is summarized, specifically the genes and enzymes involved as well as gene regulation and localization in the genomes of different fungi and compare it with that in higher and lower plants and bacteria. Expand
Biosynthesis of the red pigment bikaverin in Fusarium fujikuroi: genes, their function and regulation
The characterization of five genes adjacent to bik1 as encoding a putative FAD‐dependent monooxygenase (bik2), an O‐methyltransferase (Bik3), an NmrA‐like protein ( bik4), a Zn(II)2Cys6 transcription factor and an MFS transporter (bk6) results in total loss or significant reduction of bikaverin synthesis. Expand
Gibberellin Biosynthesis in Plants and Fungi: A Case of Convergent Evolution?
As well as being phytohormones, gibberellins (GAs) are present in some fungi and bacteria. Indeed, GAs were first discovered in the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi, from which gibberellic acid (GA3) andExpand