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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Genomic Analyses And Expression Evaluation Of Thaumatin-like Gene Family In The Cacao Fungal Pathogen Moniliophthora Perniciosa
Author: Franco
Sulamita de Freitas; Baroni
Renata Moro; Carazzolle
Marcelo Falsarella; Pereira Lima Teixeira
Paulo Jose; Reis
Osvaldo; Guimardes Pereira
Goncalo Amarante; Costa Mondego
Jorge Mauricio
Abstract: Thaumatin-like proteins (TLPs) are found in diverse eukaryotes. Plant TLPs, known as Pathogenicity Related Protein (PR-5), are considered fungal inhibitors. However, genes encoding TLPs are frequently found in fungal genomes. In this work, we have identified that Moniliophthora perniciosa, a basidiomycete pathogen that causes the Witches' Broom Disease (WBD) of cacao, presents thirteen putative TLPs from which four are expressed during WBD progression. One of them is similar to small TLPs, which are present in phytopathogenic basidiomycete, such as wheat stem rust fungus Puccinia graminis. Fungi genomes annotation and phylogenetic data revealed a larger number of TLPs in basidiomycetes when comparing with ascomycetes, suggesting that these proteins could be involved in specific traits of mushroom-forming species. Based on the present data, we discuss the contribution of TLPs in the combat against fungal competitors and hypothesize a role of these proteins in M. perniciosa pathogenicity. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: Witches-broom Disease
Causal Agent
Country: SAN DIEGO
Citation: Genomic Analyses And Expression Evaluation Of Thaumatin-like Gene Family In The Cacao Fungal Pathogen Moniliophthora Perniciosa. Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, v. 466, p. 629-636 OCT-2015.
Rights: embargo
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2015.09.054
Date Issue: 2015
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