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Trends Plant Sci. 2017 May;22(5):355-357. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2017.03.004. Epub 2017 Mar 27.

Bodyguards: Pathogen-Derived Decoys That Protect Virulence Factors.

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1
The Plant Chemetics Laboratory, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, OX1 3RB Oxford, UK.
2
The Plant Chemetics Laboratory, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, OX1 3RB Oxford, UK. Electronic address: renier.vanderhoorn@plants.ox.ac.uk.

Abstract

Recent studies on plant-pathogen interactions have exposed a new strategy used by plant pathogens: decoy effectors that protect virulence factors. Examples of these "bodyguards" include the recently discovered PsXLP1 from Phytophthora sojae and truncated TALEs from Xanthomonas oryzae. These examples suggest important roles for seemingly non-functional effector proteins in distracting the host.

PMID:
28359678
DOI:
10.1016/j.tplants.2017.03.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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