Estelle Luini

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Cysteine inhibited mycelial growth of the pathogenic fungus affecting grapevines Eutypa lata Pers. Fr. Tul. and C. Tul. in a concentration-dependent manner. The threshold value (defined by the concentration inducing a growth inhibition higher than 5%) was 0.5 mM. A 10 mM concentration induced a complete inhibition of growth and triggered necrotic processes(More)
The typical fungal membrane component ergosterol was previously shown to trigger defence responses and protect plants against pathogens. Most of the elicitors mobilize the second messenger calcium, to trigger plant defences. We checked the involvement of calcium in response to ergosterol using Nicotiana plumbaginifolia and Nicotiana tabacum cv Xanthi cells(More)
Phaeoacremonium aleophilum is a fungal pathogen implicated in esca, a devastating disease affecting grapevines around the world. We have previously reported that the fungus secreted in its culture medium a variety of polypeptides, which allowed us to develop a serological method of detection. In this method, rabbit antibodies raised against the polypeptide(More)
Ergosterol (a fungal membrane component) was shown to induce transient influx of protons and membrane hyperpolarization in cotyledonary cells of Mimosa pudica L. By contrast, chitosan (a fungal wall component with known elicitor properties) triggered membrane depolarization. In the processes induced by ergosterol, a specific desensitization was observed,(More)
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