An attack of the plant parasite Cuscuta reflexa induces the expression of attAGP, an attachment protein of the host tomato.

@article{Albert2006AnAO,
  title={An attack of the plant parasite Cuscuta reflexa induces the expression of attAGP, an attachment protein of the host tomato.},
  author={Markus Albert and Xana Melissa Belastegui-Macadam and Ralf Kaldenhoff},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={
          548-56
        }
}
Dodder or Cuscutaceae are holoparasitic plants subsisting on other dicotyledonous plants. The infection process is initiated by adherence of Cuscuta prehaustoria to the host surface, followed by penetration attempts by hyphae. In the case of a successful infection, these organs connect the parasite's vascular tissue to that of the host. Here we show that contact of Cuscuta reflexa prehaustoria to tomato induces the expression of a new arabinogalactan protein (AGP), attAGP, in the tomato… CONTINUE READING
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