Cerato-platanins: Elicitors and effectors

Authors
Pazzagli, Luigia; Seidl Seiboth, Verena; Barsottini, Mario; Vargas, Walter Alberto; Scala, Aniello; Mukherjee, Prasun K.
Publication Year
2014
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Cerato-platanins are an interesting group of small, secreted, cysteine-rich proteins that have been implicated in virulence of certain plant pathogenic fungi. The relatively recent discovery of these proteins in plant beneficial fungi like Trichoderma spp., and their positive role in induction of defense in plants against invading pathogens has raised the question as to whether these proteins are effectors or elicitor molecules. Here we present a comprehensive review on the occurrence of these conserved proteins across the fungal kingdom, their structure–function relationships, and their physiological roles in plant pathogenic and symbiotic fungi. We also discuss the usefulness of these proteins in evolving strategies for crop protection through a transgenic approach or direct application as elicitors.
Fil: Pazzagli, Luigia. Universita Degli Studi Di Firenze; Italia
Fil: Seidl Seiboth, Verena. Vienna University Of Technology; Austria
Fil: Barsottini, Mario. Universidade Estadual de Campinas; Brasil
Fil: Vargas, Walter Alberto. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Rosario. Centro de Estudios Fotosintéticos y Bioquímicos (i); Argentina
Fil: Scala, Aniello. Universita Degli Studi Di Firenze; Italia
Fil: Mukherjee, Prasun K.. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre; India
Subject
Ceratoplatanina
Inmunología Vegetal
Mecanismos de defensa
Interacción planta-microorganismos
Agricultura
Agricultura, Silvicultura y Pesca
CIENCIAS AGRÍCOLAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/7851