Decaying signals: will understanding bacterial-plant communications lead to control of soft rot?

Abstract

Soft rot pathogens cause significant losses worldwide in fruit and vegetable production during the growing season and after harvest. These pathogens engage in molecular interactions with their plant hosts via acyl-homoserine lactone (AHL) quorum sensing, pectin metabolites, phenolic acids, and auxin. The AHL-based interactions can be disrupted enzymatically… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.copbio.2009.01.005

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