A novel elicitor protein from Phytophthora parasitica induces plant basal immunity and systemic acquired resistance.

@article{Chang2015ANE,
  title={A novel elicitor protein from Phytophthora parasitica induces plant basal immunity and systemic acquired resistance.},
  author={Yi-Hsuan Chang and Hao-Zhi Yan and R M Liou},
  journal={Molecular plant pathology},
  year={2015},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={123-36}
}
The interaction between Phytophthora pathogens and host plants involves the exchange of complex molecular signals from both sides. Recent studies of Phytophthora have led to the identification of various apoplastic elicitors known to trigger plant immunity. Here, we provide evidence that the protein encoded by OPEL of Phytophthora parasitica is a novel elicitor. Homologues of OPEL were identified only in oomycetes, but not in fungi and other organisms. Quantitative reverse transcription… CONTINUE READING