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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167034/stwrky8-transcription-factor-regulates-benzylisoquinoline-alkaloid-pathway-in-potato-conferring-resistance-to-late-blight
#1
Kalenahalli N Yogendra, Dhananjay Dhokane, Ajjamada C Kushalappa, Felipe Sarmiento, Ernesto Rodriguez, Teresa Mosquera
The resistance to late blight is either qualitative or quantitative in nature. Quantitative resistance is durable, but challenging due to polygenic inheritance. In the present study, the diploid potato genotypes resistant and susceptible to late blight, were profiled for metabolites. Tissue specific metabolite analysis of benzylisoquinoline alkaloids (BIAs) in response to pathogen infection revealed increased accumulation of morphinone, codeine-6-glucuronide and morphine-3-glucuronides. These BIAs are antimicrobial compounds and possibly involved in cell wall reinforcement, especially through cross-linking cell wall pectins...
March 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152045/comparative-analysis-of-sterol-acquisition-in-the-oomycetes-saprolegnia-parasitica-and-phytophthora-infestans
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Paul Dahlin, Vaibhav Srivastava, Sophia Ekengren, Lauren S McKee, Vincent Bulone
The oomycete class includes pathogens of animals and plants which are responsible for some of the most significant global losses in agriculture and aquaculture. There is a need to replace traditional chemical means of controlling oomycete growth with more targeted approaches, and the inhibition of sterol synthesis is one promising area. To better direct these efforts, we have studied sterol acquisition in two model organisms: the sterol-autotrophic Saprolegnia parasitica, and the sterol-heterotrophic Phytophthora infestans...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134594/expression-of-the-potato-late-blight-resistance-gene-rpi-phu1-and-phytophthora-infestans-effectors-in-the-compatible-and-incompatible-interactions-in-potato
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Emil Stefańczyk, Sylwester Sobkowiak, Marta Brylińska, Jadwiga Śliwka
This study describes late blight resistance of potato breeding lines resulting from crosses between cv. Sárpo Mira and Rpi-phu1 gene donors. The progeny is investigated for the presence of Rpi-Smira1 and Rpi-phu1 resistance genes. Interestingly, in detached leaflet tests, plants with both R genes withstand the infection of the Phytophthora infestans isolate virulent to each gene separately, either due to interaction of these genes or presence of additional resistance loci. The interaction was studied further in three chosen breeding lines on the transcriptional level...
January 30, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052487/the-coexistence-of-generalist-and-specialist-clonal-lineages-in-natural-populations-of-the-irish-famine-pathogen-phytophthora-infestans-explains-local-adaptation-to-potato-and-tomato
#4
Alexander Kröner, Romain Mabon, Roselyne Corbière, Josselin Montarry, Didier Andrivon
Phytophthora infestans, causing late blight on Solanaceae, is a serious threat to potato and tomato crops worldwide. P. infestans populations sampled on either potato or tomato differ in genotypes and pathogenicity, suggesting niche exclusion in the field. We hypothesized that such niche separation can reflect differential host exploitation by different P. infestans genotypes. We thus compared genotypes and phenotypes in 21 isolates sampled on potato (n = 11) or tomato (n = 10). Typing at 12 microsatellite loci assigned potato isolates to the 13_A2, 6_A1 and 1_A1 lineages, and tomato isolates to the 23_A1, 2_A1 and unclassified multi-locus genotypes...
January 4, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035737/high-levels-of-diversity-and-population-structure-in-the-potato-late-blight-pathogen-at-the-mexico-center-of-origin
#5
Jianan Wang, Sylvia P Fernândez-Pavía, Meredith M Larsen, Edith Garay-Serrano, Rosario Gregorio-Cipriano, Gerardo Rodríguez-Alvarado, Niklaus J Grünwald, Erica M Goss
Globally destructive crop pathogens often emerge by migrating out of their native ranges. These pathogens are often diverse at their center of origin, and may exhibit adaptive variation in the invaded range via multiple introductions from different source populations. However, source populations are generally unidentified or poorly studied compared to invasive populations. Phytophthora infestans, the causal agent of late blight, is one of the most costly pathogens of potato and tomato worldwide. Mexico is the center of origin and diversity of P...
December 30, 2016: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030580/historic-late-blight-outbreaks-caused-by-a-widespread-dominant-lineage-of-phytophthora-infestans-mont-de-bary
#6
Amanda C Saville, Michael D Martin, Jean B Ristaino
Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary, the causal agent of potato late blight, was responsible for the Irish potato famine of the 1840s. Initial disease outbreaks occurred in the US in 1843, two years prior to European outbreaks. We examined the evolutionary relationships and source of the 19th-century outbreaks using herbarium specimens of P. infestans from historic (1846-1970) and more recent isolates (1992-2014) of the pathogen. The same unique SSR multilocus genotype, named here as FAM-1, caused widespread outbreaks in both US and Europe...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905931/a-temporal-assessment-of-nematode-community-structure-and-diversity-in-the-rhizosphere-of-cisgenic-phytophthora-infestans-resistant-potatoes
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Vilma Ortiz, Sinead Phelan, Ewen Mullins
BACKGROUND: Nematodes play a key role in soil processes with alterations in the nematode community structure having the potential to considerably influence ecosystem functioning. As a result fluctuations in nematode diversity and/or community structure can be gauged as a 'barometer' of a soil's functional biodiversity. However, a deficit exists in regards to baseline knowledge and on the impact of specific GM crops on soil nematode populations and in particular in regard to the impact of GM potatoes on the diversity of nematode populations in the rhizosphere...
December 1, 2016: BMC Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878481/field-investigations-of-dissipations-and-residues-of-cyazofamid-in-soil-and-tomato-risk-assessment-of-human-exposure-to-cyazofamid-via-tomato-intake
#8
Zhenlan Xu, Changpeng Zhang, Jianzhong Yu, Chunrong Zhang, Min Wu, Hongmei He, Yahong Zhu, Fangyuan Lou, Yuanyuan Wu, Yanhua Wang, Liezhong Chen, Hua Zhao, Qiang Wang, Leiming Cai
Cyazofamid, as a fungicide of the novel cyanoimidazole chemical class, has been widely used to control tomato late blight. Understanding of cyazofamid residues in environment and crops is an essential prerequisite for its risk assessment. In this study, field investigations in four typical tomato-producing areas were conducted to explore the dissipation kinetics and residues of cyazofamid and its primary metabolite 4-chloro-5-p-tolylimidazole-2-carbonitrile (CCIM) in soil and tomato. A robust method using QuEChERS coupled with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) was developed for simultaneous analysis of cyazofamid and CCIM, with limits of quantification of 0...
November 22, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877177/comparative-transcriptomic-analyses-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-transgenic-melatonin-biosynthesis-ovine-hiomt-gene-in-switchgrass
#9
Shan Yuan, Cong Guan, Sijia Liu, Yanhua Huang, Danyang Tian, Xin Cui, Yunwei Zhang, Fuyu Yang
Melatonin serves pleiotropic functions in prompting plant growth and resistance to various stresses. The accurate biosynthetic pathway of melatonin remains elusive in plant species, while the N-acetyltransferase and O-methyltransferase were considered to be the last two key enzymes during its biosynthesis. To investigate the biosynthesis and metabolic pathway of melatonin in plants, the RNA-seq profile of overexpression of the ovine HIOMT was analyzed and compared with the previous transcriptome of transgenic oAANAT gene in switchgrass, a model plant for cellulosic ethanol production...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827009/phenazine-1-carboxylic-acid-production-by-pseudomonas-fluorescens-lbum636-alters-phytophthora-infestans-growth-and-late-blight-development
#10
Christopher K Morrison, Tanya Arseneault, Amy Novinscak, Martin Filion
Phytophthora infestans causes late blight of potato, one of the most devastating diseases affecting potato production. Alternative approaches for controlling late blight are being increasingly sought due to increasing environmental concerns over the use of chemical pesticides and the increasing resistance of P. infestans to fungicides. Our research group has isolated a new strain of Pseudomonas fluorescens (LBUM636) of biocontrol interest producing the antibiotic phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (PCA). Wild-type LBUM636 was shown to significantly inhibit the growth of Phytophthora infestans in in vitro confrontational assays whereas its isogenic mutant (phzC-; not producing PCA) only slightly altered the pathogen's growth...
March 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812174/genetic-variation-within-clonal-lineages-of-phytophthora-infestans-revealed-through-genotyping-by-sequencing-and-implications-for-late-blight-epidemiology
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Zachariah R Hansen, Kathryne L Everts, William E Fry, Amanda J Gevens, Niklaus J Grünwald, Beth K Gugino, Dennis A Johnson, Steven B Johnson, Howard S Judelson, Brian J Knaus, Margaret T McGrath, Kevin L Myers, Jean B Ristaino, Pamela D Roberts, Gary A Secor, Christine D Smart
Genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) was performed on 257 Phytophthora infestans isolates belonging to four clonal lineages to study within-lineage diversity. The four lineages used in the study were US-8 (n = 28), US-11 (n = 27), US-23 (n = 166), and US-24 (n = 36), with isolates originating from 23 of the United States and Ontario, Canada. The majority of isolates were collected between 2010 and 2014 (94%), with the remaining isolates collected from 1994 to 2009, and 2015. Between 3,774 and 5,070 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified within each lineage and were used to investigate relationships among individuals...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779242/mir1918-enhances-tomato-sensitivity-to-phytophthora-infestans-infection
#12
Yushi Luan, Jun Cui, Weichen Wang, Jun Meng
Late blight of tomato is caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora infestans. In our previous work, we identified and characterized a miR1918 in P. infestans (pi-miR1918), and showed that its sequence is similar to the sequence of tomato miR1918 (sly-miR1918). In this study, we used Arabidopsis thaliana pre-miR159a as a backbone to synthesize pi-miR1918 via PCR and mutagenesis. The artificial pi-miR1918 was used to investigate the role of miR1918 in tomato-P. infestans interaction. Trangenic tomato plants that overexpressed the artificial pi-miR1918 displayed more serious disease symptoms than wild-type tomato plants after infection with P...
October 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734576/the-durable-wheat-disease-resistance-gene-lr34-confers-common-rust-and-northern-corn-leaf-blight-resistance-in-maize
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Justine Sucher, Rainer Boni, Ping Yang, Peter Rogowsky, Heike Büchner, Christine Kastner, Jochen Kumlehn, Simon G Krattinger, Beat Keller
Maize (corn) is one of the most widely grown cereal crops globally. Fungal diseases of maize cause significant economic damage by reducing maize yields and by increasing input costs for disease management. The most sustainable control of maize diseases is through the release and planting of maize cultivars with durable disease resistance. The wheat gene Lr34 provides durable and partial field resistance against multiple fungal diseases of wheat, including three wheat rust pathogens and wheat powdery mildew...
October 13, 2016: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723513/the-cell-biology-of-late-blight-disease
#14
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Stephen C Whisson, Petra C Boevink, Shumei Wang, Paul Rj Birch
Late blight, caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, is a major global disease of potato and tomato. Cell biology is teaching us much about the developmental stages associated with infection, especially the haustorium, which is a site of intimate interaction and molecular exchange between pathogen and host. Recent observations suggest a role for the plant endocytic cycle in specific recruitment of host proteins to the Extra-Haustorial Membrane, emphasising the unique nature of this membrane compartment...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714409/filamentous-actin-accumulates-during-plant-cell-penetration-and-cell-wall-plug-formation-in-phytophthora-infestans
#15
Kiki Kots, Harold J G Meijer, Klaas Bouwmeester, Francine Govers, Tijs Ketelaar
The oomycete Phytophthora infestans is the cause of late blight in potato and tomato. It is a devastating pathogen and there is an urgent need to design alternative strategies to control the disease. To find novel potential drug targets, we used Lifeact-eGFP expressing P. infestans for high resolution live cell imaging of the actin cytoskeleton in various developmental stages. Previously, we identified actin plaques as structures that are unique for oomycetes. Here we describe two additional novel actin configurations; one associated with plug deposition in germ tubes and the other with appressoria, infection structures formed prior to host cell penetration...
October 6, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648246/local-adaptation-to-temperature-in-populations-and-clonal-lineages-of-the-irish-potato-famine-pathogen-phytophthora-infestans
#16
Nicolas Mariette, Annabelle Androdias, Romain Mabon, Roselyne Corbière, Bruno Marquer, Josselin Montarry, Didier Andrivon
Environmental factors such as temperature strongly impact microbial communities. In the current context of global warming, it is therefore crucial to understand the effects of these factors on human, animal, or plant pathogens. Here, we used a common-garden experiment to analyze the thermal responses of three life-history traits (latent period, lesion growth, spore number) in isolates of the potato late blight pathogen Phytophthora infestans from different climatic zones. We also used a fitness index (FI) aggregating these traits into a single parameter...
September 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27549366/a-survey-of-metabolic-changes-in-potato-leaves-by-nmr-based-metabolic-profiling-in-relation-to-resistance-to-late-blight-disease-under-field-conditions
#17
Satoru Tomita, Seishi Ikeda, Shogo Tsuda, Nobutaka Someya, Kenji Asano, Jun Kikuchi, Eisuke Chikayama, Hiroshi Ono, Yasuyo Sekiyama
Non-targeted nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based metabolic profiling was applied to potato leaves to survey metabolic changes associated with late blight resistance under field conditions. Potato plants were grown in an experimental field, and the compound leaves with no visible symptoms were collected from 20 cultivars/lines at two sampling time points: (i) the time of initial presentation of symptoms in susceptible cultivars and (ii) 12 days before this initiation. (1) H NMR spectra of the foliar metabolites soluble in deuterium oxide- or methanol-d4 -based buffers were measured and used for multivariate analysis...
February 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry: MRC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27441721/contrasting-potato-foliage-and-tuber-defense-mechanisms-against-the-late-blight-pathogen-phytophthora-infestans
#18
Liangliang Gao, James M Bradeen
The late blight pathogen Phytophthora infestans can attack both potato foliage and tubers. When inoculated with P. infestans, foliage of nontransformed 'Russet Burbank' (WT) develops late blight disease while that of transgenic 'Russet Burbank' line SP2211 (+RB) does not. We compared the foliar transcriptome responses of these two lines to P. infestans inoculation using an RNA-seq approach. A total of 515 million paired end RNA-seq reads were generated, representing the transcription of 29,970 genes. We also compared the differences and similarities of defense mechanisms against P...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27359366/phytophthora-infestans-new-tools-and-old-ones-lead-to-new-understanding-and-precision-management
#19
William E Fry
New tools have revealed that migrations of Phytophthora infestans have been a dominant feature of the population biology of this pathogen for the past 50 years, and maybe for the past 170 years. We now have accurate information on the composition of many P. infestans populations. However, migration followed by selection can lead and has led to dramatically rapid changes in populations over large regions. Except for the highlands of central Mexico, many populations of P. infestans have probably been in flux over the past several decades...
August 4, 2016: Annual Review of Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27348344/genomic-analyses-of-dominant-us-clonal-lineages-of-phytophthora-infestans-reveals-a-shared-common-ancestry-for-clonal-lineages-us11-and-us18-and-a-lack-of-recently-shared-ancestry-among-all-other-us-lineages
#20
Brian J Knaus, Javier Tabima, Carol Davis, Howard Judelson, Niklaus J Grünwald
Populations of the potato and tomato late blight pathogen, Phytophthora infestans, are well known for emerging as novel clonal lineages. These successions of dominant clones have historically been named US1 through US24, in order of appearance, since their first characterization using molecular markers. Hypothetically, these lineages can emerge through divergence from other US lineages, recombination among lineages or as novel, independent lineages originating outside the US. We tested for the presence of phylogenetic relationships among US lineages using a population of 31 whole genome sequences including dominant US clonal lineages as well as available samples from global populations...
June 27, 2016: Phytopathology
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