Biotechnologically relevant enzymes and proteins. Antifungal mechanism of the Aspergillus giganteus AFP against the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea.

@article{Moreno2006BiotechnologicallyRE,
  title={Biotechnologically relevant enzymes and proteins. Antifungal mechanism of the Aspergillus giganteus AFP against the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea.},
  author={Ana Beatriz Moreno and Alvaro Mart{\'i}nez del Pozo and Blanca San Segundo},
  journal={Applied microbiology and biotechnology},
  year={2006},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={883-95}
}
The mold Aspergillus giganteus produces a basic, low molecular weight protein showing antifungal properties against economically important plant pathogens, the AFP (Antifungal Protein). In this study, we investigated the mechanisms by which AFP exerts its antifungal activity against Magnaporthe grisea. M. grisea is the causal agent of rice blast, one of the most devastating diseases of cultivated rice worldwide. AFP was purified from the extracellular medium of A. giganteus cultures. The AFP… CONTINUE READING

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