Fungal pathogen uses sex pheromone receptor for chemotropic sensing of host plant signals.


For more than a century, fungal pathogens and symbionts have been known to orient hyphal growth towards chemical stimuli from the host plant. However, the nature of the plant signals as well as the mechanisms underlying the chemotropic response have remained elusive. Here we show that directed growth of the soil-inhabiting plant pathogen Fusarium oxysporum… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature15516


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