The Plant Pathology Journal 2012;28(3):259-269.
Published online September 30, 2012.
Research Articles : Functional Roles of a Putative B``` Delta Regulatory Subunit and a Catalytic Subunit of Protein Phosphatase 2A in the Cereal Pathogen Fusarium graminearum
Hee Kyoung Kim, Sung Hwan Yun
Abstract
ction, sexual development and pathogenicity. In particular, overproduction of aberrant cylindrical-shaped conidia is suggestive of arthroconidial induction in the ΔFgPP2AR strain, which has never been described in F. graminearum. In contrast, the ΔFgPP2AC strain was not significantly different from its wild-type progenitor in conidiation, trichothecene gene expression, and pathogenicity; however, it showed reduced hyphal growth and no perithecial formation. The double-deletion ΔFgPP2AR;ΔFgPP2AC strain had more severe defects than single-deletion strains in all examined phenotypes. Taken together, our results indicate that both the putative regulatory and catalytic subunits of PP2A are involved in various cellular processes for fungal development in F. graminearum.
Key Words: aberrant conidia morphology, B regulatory subunit, catalytic subunit, Fusarium graminearum, protein phosphatase 2A
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