An immunodominant membrane protein (Imp) of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma mali' binds to plant actin.


The phytopathogenic, cell-wall-less phytoplasmas exhibit a dual life cycle: they multiply in the phloem of their host plant and in the body of their insect vector. Their membrane proteins are in direct contact with both hosts and are supposed to play a crucial role in the phytoplasma spread within the plant as well as by the insect vector. Three types of… (More)
DOI: 10.1094/MPMI-11-11-0303


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