The MAP kinase Bbslt2 controls growth, conidiation, cell wall integrity, and virulence in the insect pathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana.

@article{Luo2012TheMK,
  title={The MAP kinase Bbslt2 controls growth, conidiation, cell wall integrity, and virulence in the insect pathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana.},
  author={Xingdan Luo and Nemat O Keyhani and Xiaodong Yu and Zhangjiang He and Zhibing Luo and Yan Pei and Yongjun Zhang},
  journal={Fungal genetics and biology : FG & B},
  year={2012},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={544-55}
}
Entomopathogenic fungi, such as Beauveria bassiana, are key environmental pathogens of insects that have been exploited for biological control of insect pests. Mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinases play crucial roles in regulating fungal development, growth, and pathogenicity, mediating responses to the environment. Bbslt2, encoding for an Slt2 family MAPK, was isolated and characterized from B. bassiana. Gene disruption of Bbslt2 affected growth, caused a significant reduction in conidial… CONTINUE READING

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