Pathogenicity of Stagonospora nodorum requires malate synthase
A gene encoding malate synthase, a key enzyme of the glyoxylate cycle, has been cloned and characterized in the necrotrophic wheat pathogen Stagonospora nodorum. Expression studies of Mls1 showed high levels of transcript in ungerminated spores whereas malate synthase enzyme activities were low. Expression studies in planta found that Mls1 transcript levels decreased ≈10-fold upon germination before slowly increasing throughout the remainder of the infection. To characterize Mls1 further, the...[Show more]
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