Virtual Special Issue: Phytopathogen effector proteins
Last updated: 5 Jun, 2014
We are pleased to announce the publication of a new Virtual Special Issue on ‘Phytopathogen effector proteins’. In this publication we have compiled a number of papers that were published recently in New Phytologist which all deal with various aspects of effector biology, ranging from bacterial to oomycete and fungal as well as nematode effectors. These papers cover effector functions related to suppression of plant immune responses as well as nutrient acquisition and the identification of plant effector targets.
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Pathogen effectors are small secreted proteins which can be found in the apoplastic space or in the cytoplasm of plant cells as a result of infection by parasites. Effectors can be involved in reprogramming host cells by either suppressing plant defence responses and/or diverting nutrient flow towards the microbial intruder.
The growth in literature devoted to effectors is clear in the collection of papers presented here. The New Phytologist Trust has particularly supported research in this area through the organisation of two symposia with an emphasis on effectors in plant–microbe interactions: the 22nd New Phytologist Symposium in 2009 and the 30th New Phytologist Symposium in 2012.
Logos for the 22nd (left) and 30th (right) New Phytologist Symposia (both logos produced by APPS).
The Virtual Special Issue is embedded above. Alternatively click here for the full list of published New Phytologist Special and Virtual Special Issues.