Fungal phytotoxins as mediators of virulence.

Möbius N, Hertweck C (2009) Fungal phytotoxins as mediators of virulence. Curr Opin Plant Biol 12(4), 390-398. PubMed

Abstract

Many phytopathogenic fungi exert their destructive effects by producing and secreting toxic low molecular weight compounds. In the past years a large number of novel fungal virulence factors and their modes of action have been identified. This review highlights effective phytotoxin-mediated strategies to distress, weaken or kill the plant host.

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doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2009.06.004 PMID: 19608453