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Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2009 Aug;12(4):390-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2009.06.004. Epub 2009 Jul 14.

Fungal phytotoxins as mediators of virulence.

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Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, HKI, Jena, Germany.

Abstract

Many phytopathogenic fungi exert their destructive effects by producing and secreting toxic low molecular weight compounds. In the past years a large number of novel fungal virulence factors and their modes of action have been identified. This review highlights effective phytotoxin-mediated strategies to distress, weaken or kill the plant host.

PMID:
19608453
DOI:
10.1016/j.pbi.2009.06.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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