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The cell biology behind Phytophthora pathogenicity

Hardham, Adrienne R

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Species of Phytophthora cause serious soilborne diseases of important crop plants and threaten natural ecosystems on a vast scale. Successful infection is usually initiated by motile, biflagellate zoospores that are chemotactically attracted to nearby roots. The zoospores home in at sites on the root surface that are favourable for subsequent penetration. There they encyst, secreting adhesive that glues them to the root surface. The germ tube that emerges from the cysts penetrates the root...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001-06
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12216
Source: Australasian Plant Pathology 30. 2 (2001): 91–98
DOI: 10.1071/AP01006

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