Two novel genes induced by hard-surface contact of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides conidia.

@article{Kim2000TwoNG,
  title={Two novel genes induced by hard-surface contact of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides conidia.},
  author={Y K Kim and Zhi Min Liu and Daqing Li and Pappachan E. Kolattukudy},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2000},
  volume={182 17},
  pages={4688-95}
}
Germinating conidia of many phytopathogenic fungi must differentiate into an infection structure called the appressorium in order to penetrate into their hosts. This differentiation is known to require contact with a hard surface. However, the molecular basis for this requirement is not known. Induction of this differentiation in the avocado pathogen, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, by chemical signals such as the host's surface wax or the fruit-ripening hormone, ethylene, requires contact of… CONTINUE READING