Physiological basis of smut infectivity in the early stages of sugar cane colonization



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Vicente Córdoba, Carlos and Legaz González, María Estrella and Sánchez Elordi, Elena (2021) Physiological basis of smut infectivity in the early stages of sugar cane colonization. Journal of Fungi, 7 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN Electronic: 2309-608X

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Sugar cane smut (Sporisorium scitamineum) interactions have been traditionally considered from the plant’s point of view: How can resistant sugar cane plants defend themselves against smut disease? Resistant plants induce several defensive mechanisms that oppose fungal attacks. Herein, an overall view of Sporisorium scitamineum’s mechanisms of infection and the defense mechanisms of plants are presented. Quorum sensing effects and a continuous reorganization of cytoskeletal components, where actin, myosin, and microtubules are required to work together, seem to be some of the keys to a successful attack.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Actin; Cytoskeleton; Infectivity; Myosin; Quorum sensing; Smut; Tubulin
Subjects:Medical sciences > Biology > Botany
Medical sciences > Biology > Plant physiology
ID Code:65598
Deposited On:19 May 2021 11:11
Last Modified:19 May 2021 15:52

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