A novel methyltransferase from the intracellular pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae methylates salicylic acid.

@article{LudwigMller2015ANM,
  title={A novel methyltransferase from the intracellular pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae methylates salicylic acid.},
  author={Jutta Ludwig-M{\"u}ller and Sabine J{\"u}lke and Kathleen Gei\ss and Franziska Richter and Axel Mith{\"o}fer and Ivana {\vS}ola and Gordana Rusak and Sandi Keenan and Simon Bulman},
  journal={Molecular plant pathology},
  year={2015},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={349-64}
}
The obligate biotrophic pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae causes clubroot disease in Arabidopsis thaliana, which is characterized by large root galls. Salicylic acid (SA) production is a defence response in plants, and its methyl ester is involved in systemic signalling. Plasmodiophora brassicae seems to suppress plant defence reactions, but information on how this is achieved is scarce. Here, we profile the changes in SA metabolism during Arabidopsis clubroot disease. The accumulation of SA… CONTINUE READING