High-Resolution Transcript Profiling of the Atypical Biotrophic Interaction between Theobroma cacao and the Fungal Pathogen Moniliophthora perniciosa[C][W][OPEN]

@article{Teixeira2014HighResolutionTP,
  title={High-Resolution Transcript Profiling of the Atypical Biotrophic Interaction between Theobroma cacao and the Fungal Pathogen Moniliophthora perniciosa[C][W][OPEN]},
  author={Paulo Jos{\'e} Pereira Lima Teixeira and Daniela Paula de Toledo Thomazella and Osvaldo Reis and Paula Favoretti Vital do Prado and Maria Carolina Scatolin do Rio and Gabriel Lorencini Fiorin and Juliana Jos{\'e} and Gustavo G. L. Costa and Victor Augusti Negri and Jorge Maurı́cio Costa Mondego and Piotr A. Mieczkowski and Gonçalo Amarante Guimar{\~a}es Pereira},
  journal={Plant Cell},
  year={2014},
  volume={26},
  pages={4245 - 4269}
}
This work dissects the intriguing biotrophic interaction between Theobroma cacao and the fungus Moniliophthora perniciosa in the devastating witches’ broom disease. Infection by M. perniciosa leads to massive genetic reprogramming in cacao tissues, which culminates in the onset of premature senescence. A detailed molecular model of this peculiar plant-pathogen interaction is presented. Witches’ broom disease (WBD), caused by the hemibiotrophic fungus Moniliophthora perniciosa, is one of the… 
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