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The regulation of intercellular and interorgan communication is pivotal for cell fate decisions in plant development and probably plays a significant role in the systemic regulation of gene expression and in defense reactions against pathogens or other biotic and abiotic environmental factors. In plants, symplasmic cell-to-cell communication is provided by(More)
An endophytic fungus of Persea indica was identified, on the basis of its anamorphic stage, as Nodulosporium sp. by SEM. Partial sequence analysis of ITS rDNA revealed the identity of the teleomorphic stage of the fungus as Hypoxylon sp. It produces an impressive spectrum of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), most notably 1,8-cineole,(More)
CheY, the excitatory response regulator in the chemotaxis system of Escherichia coli, can be modulated by two covalent modifications: phosphorylation and acetylation. Both modifications have been detected in vitro only. The role of CheY acetylation is still obscure, although it is known to be involved in chemotaxis and to occur in vitro by two(More)
The ability of CheY, the response regulator of bacterial chemotaxis, to generate clockwise rotation is regulated by two covalent modifications - phosphorylation and acetylation. While the function and signal propagation of the former are widely understood, the mechanism and role of the latter are still obscure. To obtain information on the function of this(More)
Endophytic fungi are organisms that spend most of their life cycle within plant tissues without causing any visible damage to the host plant. Many endophytes were found to secrete specialized metabolites and/or emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which may be biologically active and assist fungal survival inside the plant as well as benefit their hosts.(More)
Plant-parasitic nematodes form one of the largest sources of biotic stress imposed on plants, and are very difficult to control; among them are the obligate parasites, the sedentary root-knot nematodes (RKNs)-Meloidogyne spp.-which are extremely polyphagous and exploit a very wide range of hosts. Endophytic fungi are organisms that spend most of their life(More)
Mal secco disease, caused by the pathogenic fungus Phoma tracheiphila, is a devastating disease of susceptible citrus species, especially lemon. To study the molecular interactions between the pathogen and its host, a method for identifying the genes involved in pathogenicity is needed. This work describes the transformation of P. tracheiphila phialoconidia(More)
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