Journal article

Extracellular peptidases of the cereal pathogen Fusarium graminearum.

Rohan GT Lowe, Owen McCorkelle, Mark Bleackley, Christine Collins, Pierre Faou, Suresh Mathivanan, Marilyn Anderson

Front Plant Sci | Published : 2015

Abstract

The plant pathogenic fungus Fusarium graminearum (Fgr) creates economic and health risks in cereals agriculture. Fgr causes head blight (or scab) of wheat and stalk rot of corn, reducing yield, degrading grain quality, and polluting downstream food products with mycotoxins. Fungal plant pathogens must secrete proteases to access nutrition and to breakdown the structural protein component of the plant cell wall. Research into the proteolytic activity of Fgr is hindered by the complex nature of the suite of proteases secreted. We used a systems biology approach comprising genome analysis, transcriptomics and label-free quantitative proteomics to characterize the peptidases deployed by Fgr duri..

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