Conidial surface proteins of Metarhizium anisopliae: Source of activities related with toxic effects, host penetration and pathogenesis.

@article{Santi2010ConidialSP,
  title={Conidial surface proteins of Metarhizium anisopliae: Source of activities related with toxic effects, host penetration and pathogenesis.},
  author={Luc{\'e}lia Santi and Walter O Beys da Silva and Markus Berger and J. A. Guimar{\~a}es and Augusto Schrank and Marilene H Vainstein},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={874-80}
}
Conidial contact with an arthropod surface is the first step of the fungal penetration and infection process. However, conidia of Metarhizium anisopliae have associated components, like enzymes that could be involved in triggering the penetration process and toxic effects that have not yet been well characterized. Fungi produce many enzymes that also are toxic components found in bacteria and animal venoms and thus may be considered as potential virulence factors. In this work, we report… CONTINUE READING