Dr Edgar Huitema
Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences
+44 (0)1382 385394
James Hutton Institute
See figure 1 below
Left panel: N. benthamiana leaf inoculated with P. capsici zoospores. P. capsici infection features an eary biotrophic stage, tissue darkening and necrosis, tissue maceration and sporulation.
Right panel: Ectopic expression of pathogen genes in tobacco cells induces cell death. Secreted pathogen proteins target and modify host cellular components. Ectopic expression of such proteins often leads to phenotypic manifestations such as cell death, reflecting functional roles towards virulence.
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