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A unique virulence factor for proliferation and dwarfism in plants identified from a phytopathogenic bacterium
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It is shown that a single virulence factor, tengu-su inducer (TENGU), induces witches' broom and dwarfism and is a small secreted protein of the plant-pathogenic bacterium, phytoplasma. Expand
Interaction between the membrane protein of a pathogen and insect microfilament complex determines insect-vector specificity.
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This study focused on an abundant cell-surface membrane protein of the phytoplasma named antigenic membrane protein (Amp), which is not homologous with any reported functional protein, and reported interactions between pathogens and mammalian microfilaments between a bacterial surface protein and a host microfilament in insect cells. Expand
Lectin-Mediated Resistance Impairs Plant Virus Infection at the Cellular Level[C][W][OA]
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Analysis of resistance of certain Arabidopsis thaliana ecotypes to a potexvirus to show the existence of lectin genes that show a variety of levels of virus resistance, their targets, and their properties, which are distinct from those of known R genes, suggests the generality of Lectin-mediated resistance in plant innate immunity. Expand
Recognition of floral homeotic MADS domain transcription factors by a phytoplasmal effector, phyllogen, induces phyllody
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It is found that PHYL1 interacts with and degrades the floral homeotic MADS domain proteins SEPALLATA3, APETALA1 (AP1) and CAULIFLOWER (CAL), which induces morphological changes in flowers that are similar to those seen in phytoplasma-infected plants. Expand
Viral-induced systemic necrosis in plants involves both programmed cell death and the inhibition of viral multiplication, which are regulated by independent pathways.
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It is suggested that systemic necrosis and HR consist of PCD and a restraint of virus multiplication, and that the latter is induced through unknown pathways independent from the former. Expand
Dramatic Transcriptional Changes in an Intracellular Parasite Enable Host Switching between Plant and Insect
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It is reported that phytoplasmas dramatically alter their gene expression in response to “host switching” between plant and insect hosts, and the elucidation of this mechanism may contribute to the development of novel pest controls. Expand
Identification of a novel tobacco DnaJ-like protein that interacts with the movement protein of tobacco mosaic virus
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It is reasonable to consider that endogenous NtMPIP1, a novel subset of DnaJ-like proteins, is a host factor involved in virus cell-to-cell spread by interacting with TMV MP. Expand
In vivo interaction between Tobacco mosaic virus RNA-dependent RNA polymerase and host translation elongation factor 1A.
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The interaction between eukaryotic translation elongation factor 1A (eEF1A) and Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) in vivo by immunoprecipitation suggests that e EF1A is a component of the virus replication complex of TMV. Expand
Cloning and characterization of the antigenic membrane protein (Amp) gene and in situ detection of Amp from malformed flowers infected with Japanese hydrangea phyllody phytoplasma.
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It is shown that the JHP-Amp protein is indeed a membrane protein, which is expressed at detectable level in the J HP phytoplasma-infected hydrangea, and was localized to the phloem tissues in the malformed flower. Expand
The phytoplasmal virulence factor TENGU causes plant sterility by downregulating of the jasmonic acid and auxin pathways
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TENGU, a phytoplasmal virulence peptide known as a dwarfism inducer, acts as an inducer of sterility in Arabidopsis thaliana flowers and is the first virulence factor with the effects on plant reproduction by perturbation of phytohormone signaling. Expand
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