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The long and winding road: virulence effector proteins of plant pathogenic bacteria

Hann, Dagmar R; Rathjen, John


Plant pathogenic bacteria inject about 30 virulence effector proteins into the host cell using a specialized secretion apparatus. Bacteria which are unable to do this elicit host immunity and cannot grow inside living plant tissue. Thus, the primary function of the effectors is to suppress host immunity. The identity of individual effectors within each complement varies even between closely related bacterial strains, and effectors themselves act redundantly and are apparently interchangeable....[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences
DOI: 10.1007/s00018-010-0428-1


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