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The adenylate cyclase (BAC) in Botrytis cinerea is required for full pathogenicity.
SUMMARY The grey mould Botrytis cinerea is an economically important plant pathogen. Previously we found that null mutants of bcg1 encoding one of the two Galpha subunits of heterotrimericExpand
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The role of G protein alpha subunits in the infection process of the gray mold fungus Botrytis cinerea.
To identify signal transduction pathways of the gray mold fungus Botrytis cinerea involved in host infection, we used heterologous hybridization and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based approachExpand
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Characterization of rubber particles and rubber chain elongation in Taraxacum koksaghyz
BackgroundNatural rubber is a biopolymer with exceptional qualities that cannot be completely replaced using synthetic alternatives. Although several key enzymes in the rubber biosynthetic pathwayExpand
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Laticifer-Specific cis-Prenyltransferase Silencing Affects the Rubber, Triterpene, and Inulin Content of Taraxacum brevicorniculatum12[C][W]
Certain Taraxacum species, such as Taraxacum koksaghyz and Taraxacum brevicorniculatum, produce large amounts of high-quality natural rubber in their latex, the milky cytoplasm of specialized cellsExpand
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Functional analysis of the cytochrome P450 monooxygenase gene bcbot1 of Botrytis cinerea indicates that botrydial is a strain-specific virulence factor.
The micrographic phytopathogen Botrytis cinerea causes gray mold diseases in a large number of dicotyledonous crop plants and ornamentals. Colonization of host tissue is accompanied by rapid killingExpand
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Polyphenoloxidase Silencing Affects Latex Coagulation in Taraxacum Species1[W]
Latex is the milky sap that is found in many different plants. It is produced by specialized cells known as laticifers and can comprise a mixture of proteins, carbohydrates, oils, secondaryExpand
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A rubber transferase activator is necessary for natural rubber biosynthesis in dandelion
High-molecular-mass natural rubber is a valuable plant-derived poly(cis-1,4-isoprene) with many industrial and medical applications. It is synthesized by a rubber cis-prenyltransferase (CPT) complexExpand
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Down-Regulation of Small Rubber Particle Protein Expression Affects Integrity of Rubber Particles and Rubber Content in Taraxacum brevicorniculatum
The biosynthesis of rubber is thought to take place on the surface of rubber particles in laticifers, highly specialized cells that are present in more than 40 plant families. The small rubberExpand
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Silencing and heterologous expression of ppo-2 indicate a specific function of a single polyphenol oxidase isoform in resistance of dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) against Pseudomonas syringae pv.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) possesses an unusually high degree of disease resistance. As this plant exhibits high polyphenol oxidase (PPO) activity and PPO have been implicated in resistanceExpand
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ATP citrate lyase activity is post-translationally regulated by sink strength and impacts the wax, cutin and rubber biosynthetic pathways.
Cytosolic acetyl-CoA is involved in the synthesis of a variety of compounds, including waxes, sterols and rubber, and is generated by the ATP citrate lyase (ACL). Plants over-expressing ACL wereExpand
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