Inhibitory effects of antioxidant reagent in reactive oxygen species generation and penetration of appressoria of Alternaria alternata Japanese pear pathotype.

In the Japanese pear pathotype of Alternaria alternata, H2O2 is generated solely from penetration pegs and not from other portions of subcuticular hyphae within the pectin layers of host leaves. A close association between H2O2 generation and fungal aggressiveness is expected because the pegs are important for fungal penetration into the host epidermis. To… CONTINUE READING