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West Virginia gave world indestructible tomato - Mother Nature Network

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Mother Nature Network West Virginia gave world indestructible tomato Mother Nature Network Back then, farmers in the area had a terrible problem with what is known as tomato blight: a fungal pathogen called Phytophthora infestans that kills off the...
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Storify: Discussion following Wawra et al. Translocation Experiments with RxLR-Reporter Fusion Proteins Fail to Demonstrate... (2013)

Twitter exchanges following the publication of the Wawra et al. MPMI paper disputing pathogen-independent root and cell uptake of RXLR proteins described by Dou et al. 2008 and Kale et al. 2010.


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Mary Williams's curator insight, April 4, 2013 6:09 AM

There is an interesting debate going on at the journal Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (MPMI), about whether the RxLR domain on pathogen effector proteins is sufficient for uptake into host plant or animal cells, independently of any other pathogen components or machinery. Some say YES, some say NO, some say more data needed...

 

This quote from Mark Gijzen (@markgijzen) sums it up... "People ask what is GOING ON among oomycete researchers re RxLR debate? Tell them it is simply science in real time."

Mark Farman's comment, April 9, 2013 12:19 PM
Can someone please point me to the data that provide DIRECT evidence for uptake of an exogenously-derived (i.e. purified protein or pathogen-derived) oomycete effector into the CYTOPLASM of a living plant cell. I'm sorry but I haven't come across it yet...
Kamoun Lab @ TSL's comment, April 9, 2013 7:12 PM
Mark, let me know when you come across one. I am also looking, not just oomycete but also fungal effector...
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RXLR-Mediated Entry of Phytophthora sojae Effector Avr1b into Soybean Cells Does Not Require Pathogen-Encoded Machinery

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Plant Destroyer Home

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Plant Destroyer Home (Beauty in the eyes of plant pathologists RT @CABI_News:Colour versions of figures from #Phytophthora by Kurt Lamour http://t.co/0wYox7r3Vw)...
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Citizen-scientists to help map Sudden Oak Death fungus - San Jose Mercury News

Citizen-scientists to help map Sudden Oak Death fungus - San Jose Mercury News | Science Interests | Scoop.it
Citizen-scientists to help map Sudden Oak Death fungus
San Jose Mercury News
Pathogen: the organism Phytophthora ramorum is a relative of the fungus responsible for the potato blight in Ireland in the 1840s.
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Seems like a great way to get local communities involved in IDing sick trees, and to get a larger population study for science.

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Thesis: Exploring Evolution and Biology of Oomycetes. Michael F. Seidl, Theoretical Biology & Bioinformatics Utrecht (2013)

Thesis: Exploring Evolution and Biology of Oomycetes. Michael F. Seidl, Theoretical Biology & Bioinformatics Utrecht (2013) | Science Interests | Scoop.it

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