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Recent studies on plant-pathogen interactions have exposed a new strategy used by plant pathogens: decoy effectors that protect virulence factors. Examples of these "bodyguards" include the recently discovered PsXLP1 from Phytophthora sojae and truncated TALEs from Xanthomonas oryzae. These examples suggest important roles for seemingly non-functional effector proteins in distracting the host.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.tplants.2017.03.004

Type

Journal article

Journal

Trends Plant Sci

Publication Date

05/2017

Volume

22

Pages

355 - 357

Keywords

Host-Pathogen Interactions, Plant Diseases, Plant Proteins, Virulence Factors, Xanthomonas