Sarah E. Perfect

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Species of Colletotrichum use diverse strategies for invading host tissue, ranging from intracellular hemibiotrophy to subcuticular intramural necrotrophy. In addition, these pathogens develop a series of specialized infection structures, including germ tubes, appressoria, intracellular hyphae, and secondary necrotrophic hyphae. Colletotrichum species(More)
Summary Biotrophic plant pathogenic fungi are one of the major causes of crop losses. The infection processes they exhibit are typified by infected host plant cells remaining alive for several days. This requires the development of specialized infection structures such as haustoria which are produced by obligate biotrophs, and intracellular hyphae which are(More)
The monoclonal antibody, UB25, recognises a glycoprotein specifically located at the biotrophic interface formed in the Colletotrichum lindemuthianum-bean interaction. The antibody labels the walls of intracellular hyphae and the interfacial matrix which separates them from the invaginated host plasma membrane. In Western blots, UB25 recognises a ladder of(More)
Random insertional mutagenesis was conducted with the hemibiotrophic fungus Colletotrichum lindemuthianum, causal agent of common bean anthracnose. Nine mutants that were altered in their infection process on the host plant were generated. One of these, H433 is a nonpathogenic mutant able to induce necrotic spots on infected leaves rapidly. These spots are(More)
During infection of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), the hemibiotrophic anthracnose pathogen, Colletotrichum lindemuthianum, initially produces biotrophic primary hyphae that are large-diameter and entirely intracellular, followed by necrotrophic secondary hyphae that are narrower and either intercellular or intracellular. In the present study, transmission(More)
The growing world population puts ever-increasing demands on the agricultural and agrochemical industries to increase agricultural yields. This can only be achieved by investing in fundamental plant and agrochemical research and in the development of improved analytical tools to support research in these areas. There is currently a lack of analytical tools(More)
The cuticle is a ubiquitous, predominantly waxy layer on the aerial parts of higher plants that fulfils a number of essential physiological roles, including regulating evapotranspiration, light reflection, and heat tolerance, control of development, and providing an essential barrier between the organism and environmental agents such as chemicals or some(More)
School of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences (G.R.L., N.S., J.L.), and Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences (J.C.M., J.M.), University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon EX4 4QD, United Kingdom; Biodomain Technology Group, Shell International Exploration and Production, Inc., Westhollow(More)
Running Head: Label-free in vivo SRS analysis of plant cuticle. 1 2 Corresponding author (Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy and Submission): 3 Julian Moger, Physics and Astronomy, Physics Building, College of Engineering, Mathematics 4 and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, U.K. 5 EX4 4QL. 6 +44 (0) 1392 724181 7(More)
Abstract During the biotrophic phase of the infection process of the hemibiotrophic anthracnose fungus Colletotrichum lindemuthianum, an intracellular hypha develops within epidermal cells of its host, Phaseolus vulgaris. This is followed by the formation of secondary hyphae during the necrotrophic phase. Previous work using a monoclonal antibody, UB25, has(More)