The molecular biology of appressorium turgor generation by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea.

@article{Wang2005TheMB,
  title={The molecular biology of appressorium turgor generation by the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea.},
  author={Z-Y Wang and Joanna M. Jenkinson and Lucy J. Holcombe and Darren M. Soanes and Claire Veneault-Fourrey and Gurpreet K Bhambra and Nicholas J. Talbot},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 Pt 2},
  pages={
          384-8
        }
}
The rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea develops specialized infection structures known as appressoria, which develop enormous turgor pressure to bring about plant infection. Turgor is generated by accumulation of compatible solutes, including glycerol, which is synthesized in large quantities in the appressorium. Glycogen, trehalose and lipids represent the most abundant storage products in M. grisea conidia. Trehalose and glycogen are rapidly degraded during conidial germination and it is… CONTINUE READING

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