Characterization of ApB73, a virulence factor important for colonization of Zea mays by the smut Ustilago maydis


The biotrophic fungus Ustilago maydis, the causal agent of corn smut disease, uses numerous small secreted effector proteins to suppress plant defence responses and reshape the host metabolism. However, the role of specific effectors remains poorly understood. Here, we describe the identification of ApB73 (Apathogenic in B73), an as yet uncharacterized… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/mpp.12442


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