Recent developments in effector biology of filamentous plant pathogens

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  1. Errata: Recent developments in effector biology of filamentous plant pathogens Volume 12, Issue 7, 1015, Article first published online: 7 June 2010

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Summary

Filamentous pathogens, such as plant pathogenic fungi and oomycetes, secrete an arsenal of effector molecules that modulate host innate immunity and enable parasitic infection. It is now well accepted that these effectors are key pathogenicity determinants that enable parasitic infection. In this review, we report on the most interesting features of a representative set of filamentous pathogen effectors and highlight recent findings. We also list and describe all the linear motifs reported to date in filamentous pathogen effector proteins. Some of these motifs appear to define domains that mediate translocation inside host cells.

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