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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4382, 2020 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32873802

RESUMO

Fusarium graminearum is a causal agent of Fusarium head blight (FHB) and a deoxynivalenol (DON) producer. In this study, OSP24 is identified as an important virulence factor in systematic characterization of the 50 orphan secreted protein (OSP) genes of F. graminearum. Although dispensable for growth and initial penetration, OSP24 is important for infectious growth in wheat rachis tissues. OSP24 is specifically expressed during pathogenesis and its transient expression suppresses BAX- or INF1-induced cell death. Osp24 is translocated into plant cells and two of its 8 cysteine-residues are required for its function. Wheat SNF1-related kinase TaSnRK1α is identified as an Osp24-interacting protein and shows to be important for FHB resistance in TaSnRK1α-overexpressing or silencing transgenic plants. Osp24 accelerates the degradation of TaSnRK1α by facilitating its association with the ubiquitin-26S proteasome. Interestingly, TaSnRK1α also interacts with TaFROG, an orphan wheat protein induced by DON. TaFROG competes against Osp24 for binding with the same region of TaSnRKα and protects it from degradation. Overexpression of TaFROG stabilizes TaSnRK1α and increases FHB resistance. Taken together, Osp24 functions as a cytoplasmic effector by competing against TaFROG for binding with TaSnRK1α, demonstrating the counteracting roles of orphan proteins of both host and fungal pathogens during their interactions.


Assuntos
Proteínas Fúngicas/metabolismo , Fusarium/patogenicidade , Doenças das Plantas/imunologia , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Triticum/microbiologia , Fatores de Virulência/metabolismo , Resistência à Doença , Fusarium/imunologia , Fusarium/metabolismo , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/imunologia , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/imunologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/metabolismo , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/imunologia , Proteólise , Tricotecenos/metabolismo , Triticum/imunologia
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0237460, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32911506

RESUMO

Infection of wheat by Fusarium species can lead to Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) and mycotoxin contamination, thereby reducing food quality and food safety, and leading to economic losses. Agronomic management through the implementation of various pre-harvest measures can reduce the probability of Fusarium spp. infection in the wheat field. To design interventions that could stimulate wheat farmers to (further) improve their agronomic management to reduce FHB, it is key to understand farmers' behaviour towards adapting their management. The aim of this paper was to understand the intention, underlying behavioural constructs, and beliefs of Dutch wheat farmers to adapt their agronomic management to reduce FHB and mycotoxin contamination in wheat, applying the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB). Data were collected from 100 Dutch wheat farmers via a questionnaire. The standard TPB analysis was extended with an assessment of the robustness of the belief results to account for the statistical validity of the analysis on TPB beliefs (i.e. to address the so-called expectancy-value muddle). Forty-six percent of the farmers had a positive intention to change their management in the next 5 years. The two behavioural constructs significantly related to this intention were attitude and social norm, whereas association with the perceived behavioural control construct was insignificant indicating that farmers did not perceive any barriers to change their behaviour. Relevant attitudinal beliefs indicated specific attributes of wheat, namely yield, quality and safety (lower mycotoxin contamination). This indicates that strengthening these beliefs-by demonstrating that a change in management will result in a higher yield and quality and lower mycotoxin levels-will result in a stronger attitude and, subsequently, a higher intention to change management. Interventions to strengthen these beliefs should preferably go by the most important referents for social norms, which were the buyers and the farmer cooperatives in this study.


Assuntos
Produção Agrícola/métodos , Fusarium/isolamento & purificação , Doenças das Plantas/prevenção & controle , Triticum/microbiologia , Agricultura/métodos , Controle Comportamental , Fazendeiros , Qualidade dos Alimentos , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde , Humanos , Intenção , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Normas Sociais , Inquéritos e Questionários
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Biosens Bioelectron ; 169: 112592, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32942143

RESUMO

Global health and food security constantly face the challenge of emerging human and plant diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other pathogens. Disease outbreaks such as SARS, MERS, Swine Flu, Ebola, and COVID-19 (on-going) have caused suffering, death, and economic losses worldwide. To prevent the spread of disease and protect human populations, rapid point-of-care (POC) molecular diagnosis of human and plant diseases play an increasingly crucial role. Nucleic acid-based molecular diagnosis reveals valuable information at the genomic level about the identity of the disease-causing pathogens and their pathogenesis, which help researchers, healthcare professionals, and patients to detect the presence of pathogens, track the spread of disease, and guide treatment more efficiently. A typical nucleic acid-based diagnostic test consists of three major steps: nucleic acid extraction, amplification, and amplicon detection. Among these steps, nucleic acid extraction is the first step of sample preparation, which remains one of the main challenges when converting laboratory molecular assays into POC tests. Sample preparation from human and plant specimens is a time-consuming and multi-step process, which requires well-equipped laboratories and skilled lab personnel. To perform rapid molecular diagnosis in resource-limited settings, simpler and instrument-free nucleic acid extraction techniques are required to improve the speed of field detection with minimal human intervention. This review summarizes the recent advances in POC nucleic acid extraction technologies. In particular, this review focuses on novel devices or methods that have demonstrated applicability and robustness for the isolation of high-quality nucleic acid from complex raw samples, such as human blood, saliva, sputum, nasal swabs, urine, and plant tissues. The integration of these rapid nucleic acid preparation methods with miniaturized assay and sensor technologies would pave the road for the "sample-in-result-out" diagnosis of human and plant diseases, especially in remote or resource-limited settings.


Assuntos
Doenças Transmissíveis/diagnóstico , Dispositivos Lab-On-A-Chip , Ácidos Nucleicos/isolamento & purificação , Doenças das Plantas , Sistemas Automatizados de Assistência Junto ao Leito , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Fracionamento Químico/instrumentação , Fracionamento Químico/métodos , Doenças Transmissíveis/microbiologia , Doenças Transmissíveis/parasitologia , Doenças Transmissíveis/virologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Desenho de Equipamento , Humanos , Técnicas de Amplificação de Ácido Nucleico/instrumentação , Técnicas de Amplificação de Ácido Nucleico/métodos , Ácidos Nucleicos/sangue , Ácidos Nucleicos/urina , Pandemias , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Doenças das Plantas/parasitologia , Doenças das Plantas/virologia , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(9): e1008886, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32931525

RESUMO

Citrus canker caused by Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri (Xcc) is one of the most devastating diseases in citrus. Meiwa kumquat (Fortunella crassifolia) has shown a durable resistance against Xcc. Here, we aimed to characterize the mechanisms responsible for such a durable resistance by characterizing the transcriptional and physiological responses of Meiwa kumquat to Xcc. Inoculation of Meiwa kumquat with Xcc promoted immune responses such as upregulation of PR genes, accumulation of salicylic acid, hypersensitive response (HR)-like cell death and early leaf abscission. Hypertrophy and hyperplasia symptoms, which are known to be caused by Xcc-induction of the canker susceptibility gene LOB1 through the transcription activator-like effector (TALE) PthA4, always appear prior to the development of cell death. Mutation of pthA4 in Xcc abolished the induction of LOB1, canker symptoms, cell death, and leaf abscission and reduced the expression of PR genes in inoculated kumquat leaves without reducing Xcc titers in planta. Transcriptome analysis demonstrated that PthA4 promotes plant biotic and abiotic stress responses and the biosynthesis of abscisic acid. Transcriptional induction of LOB1 homologs in Meiwa kumquat by Xcc pthA4 mutant strains carrying a repertoire of designer TALEs promoted the elicitation of HR-like phenotype and leaf abscission, suggesting that kumquat response to Xcc is associated with upregulation of LOB1. Our study suggests a novel mechanism of plant resistance to Xanthomonas via elicitation of immune responses by upregulation of a host susceptibility gene.


Assuntos
Citrus , Genes de Plantas/imunologia , Doenças das Plantas , Imunidade Vegetal , Proteínas de Plantas , Transativadores , Xanthomonas/imunologia , Citrus/genética , Citrus/imunologia , Citrus/microbiologia , Doenças das Plantas/imunologia , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/imunologia , Transativadores/genética , Transativadores/imunologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4393, 2020 09 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32879321

RESUMO

Rcr3 is a secreted protease of tomato that is targeted by fungal effector Avr2, a secreted protease inhibitor of the fungal pathogen Cladosporium fulvum. The Avr2-Rcr3 complex is recognized by receptor-like protein Cf-2, triggering hypersensitive cell death (HR) and disease resistance. Avr2 also targets Rcr3 paralog Pip1, which is not required for Avr2 recognition but contributes to basal resistance. Thus, Rcr3 acts as a guarded decoy in this interaction, trapping the fungus into a recognition event. Here we show that Rcr3 evolved > 50 million years ago (Mya), whereas Cf-2 evolved <6Mya by co-opting the pre-existing Rcr3 in the Solanum genus. Ancient Rcr3 homologs present in tomato, potato, eggplants, pepper, petunia and tobacco can be inhibited by Avr2 with the exception of tobacco Rcr3. Four variant residues in Rcr3 promote Avr2 inhibition, but the Rcr3 that co-evolved with Cf-2 lacks three of these residues, indicating that the Rcr3 co-receptor is suboptimal for Avr2 binding. Pepper Rcr3 triggers HR with Cf-2 and Avr2 when engineered for enhanced inhibition by Avr2. Nicotiana benthamiana (Nb) is a natural null mutant carrying Rcr3 and Pip1 alleles with deleterious frame-shift mutations. Resurrected NbRcr3 and NbPip1 alleles were active proteases and further NbRcr3 engineering facilitated Avr2 inhibition, uncoupled from HR signalling. The evolution of a receptor co-opting a conserved pathogen target contrasts with other indirect pathogen recognition mechanisms.


Assuntos
Cladosporium , Resistência à Doença/genética , Peptídeo Hidrolases/genética , Imunidade Vegetal/genética , Solanum , Tabaco , Cladosporium/genética , Cladosporium/metabolismo , Cladosporium/patogenicidade , Evolução Molecular , Proteínas Fúngicas/metabolismo , Genes de Plantas , Interações Hospedeiro-Parasita , Peptídeo Hidrolases/metabolismo , Filogenia , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Inibidores de Proteases/metabolismo , Solanum/genética , Solanum/metabolismo , Solanum/microbiologia , Tabaco/genética , Tabaco/metabolismo , Tabaco/microbiologia
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Proc Biol Sci ; 287(1933): 20200956, 2020 08 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32811286

RESUMO

Forest declines caused by climate disturbance, insect pests and microbial pathogens threaten the global landscape, and tree diseases are increasingly attributed to the emergent properties of complex ecological interactions between the host, microbiota and insects. To address this hypothesis, we combined reductionist approaches (single and polyspecies bacterial cultures) with emergentist approaches (bacterial inoculations in an oak infection model with the addition of insect larvae) to unravel the gene expression landscape and symptom severity of host-microbiota-insect interactions in the acute oak decline (AOD) pathosystem. AOD is a complex decline disease characterized by predisposing abiotic factors, inner bark lesions driven by a bacterial pathobiome, and larval galleries of the bark-boring beetle Agrilus biguttatus. We identified expression of key pathogenicity genes in Brenneria goodwinii, the dominant member of the AOD pathobiome, tissue-specific gene expression profiles, cooperation with other bacterial pathobiome members in sugar catabolism, and demonstrated amplification of pathogenic gene expression in the presence of Agrilus larvae. This study highlights the emergent properties of complex host-pathobiota-insect interactions that underlie the pathology of diseases that threaten global forest biomes.


Assuntos
Gammaproteobacteria , Interações entre Hospedeiro e Microrganismos , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Árvores/microbiologia , Animais , Besouros , Microbiota , Quercus/microbiologia
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(8): e1008835, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32785253

RESUMO

Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis (Hpa) is an oomycete pathogen causing Arabidopsis downy mildew. Effector proteins secreted from the pathogen into the plant play key roles in promoting infection by suppressing plant immunity and manipulating the host to the pathogen's advantage. One class of oomycete effectors share a conserved 'RxLR' motif critical for their translocation into the host cell. Here we characterize the interaction between an RxLR effector, HaRxL21 (RxL21), and the Arabidopsis transcriptional co-repressor Topless (TPL). We establish that RxL21 and TPL interact via an EAR motif at the C-terminus of the effector, mimicking the host plant mechanism for recruiting TPL to sites of transcriptional repression. We show that this motif, and hence interaction with TPL, is necessary for the virulence function of the effector. Furthermore, we provide evidence that RxL21 uses the interaction with TPL, and its close relative TPL-related 1, to repress plant immunity and enhance host susceptibility to both biotrophic and necrotrophic pathogens.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/imunologia , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/imunologia , Oomicetos/fisiologia , Doenças das Plantas/imunologia , Imunidade Vegetal/imunologia , Fatores de Virulência/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/microbiologia , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Virulência , Fatores de Virulência/genética
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Arch Virol ; 165(10): 2401-2404, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32757057

RESUMO

A novel mycovirus, named "Corynespora cassiicola bipartite mycovirus 1" (CcBV1), was isolated from a phytopathogenic fungus, Corynespora cassiicola, the causal agent of rubber leaf fall disease. The nucleotide sequence of the complete genome of CcBV1, which consists of two double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) segments, was determined. The first dsRNA is 2,002 bp in length and contains a single open reading frame (ORF) encoding a putative RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) (69 kDa), while the second is 1,738 bp in length and contains a single ORF encoding a hypothetical protein of unknown function, with an approximately molecular weight of 36 kDa. The amino acid sequences of the both deduced proteins are most similar (58.9% and 45.1% identity, respectively) to those of Cryphonectria parasitica bipartite mycovirus 1 (CpBV1). Phylogenetic analysis indicated that CcBV1 clusters together with CpBV1 and other unassigned dsRNA mycoviruses. To the best of our knowledge, this represents the first report of a mycovirus infecting C. cassiicola.


Assuntos
Ascomicetos/virologia , Micovírus/genética , Genoma Viral , Filogenia , RNA de Cadeia Dupla/genética , RNA Viral/genética , Ascomicetos/patogenicidade , Sequência de Bases , China , Micovírus/classificação , Micovírus/isolamento & purificação , Fases de Leitura Aberta , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Plantas/microbiologia , RNA Replicase/genética , Alinhamento de Sequência , Proteínas Virais/genética , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma
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Arch Virol ; 165(10): 2405-2408, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32766954

RESUMO

The genome sequence of a mitovirus found in an isolate of Diaporthe rudis, one of the causal agents of Phomopsis dieback on grapevines, was determined by two high-throughput sequencing approaches, small RNA and total RNA sequencing. The genome of this mitovirus is 2,455 nt in length and includes a single large open reading frame (ORF) encoding an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp). A BLASTx comparison of the full-length genome sequence showed the highest similarity (54.15%) with that of Colletotrichum falcatum mitovirus 1 (CfMV1). Our results reveal a new member of the genus Mitovirus first detected in D. rudis (Fr.) Nitschke, with the proposed name "Diaporthe rudis mitovirus 1" (DrMV1).


Assuntos
Micovírus/genética , Genoma Viral , Filogenia , RNA Replicase/genética , Saccharomycetales/virologia , Proteínas Virais/genética , Micovírus/classificação , Micovírus/isolamento & purificação , Expressão Gênica , Tamanho do Genoma , Fases de Leitura Aberta , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Vitis/microbiologia , Sequenciamento Completo do Genoma
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237273, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32760134

RESUMO

Uromyces appendiculatus is a major pathogen on common bean. Like other rust fungi, it uses effectors to influence its host plant. Effectors are assumed to possess characteristic expression profiles, reflecting their activity during the infection process. In order to determine expression profiles using RT-qPCR, stably expressed reference genes are necessary for normalization. These reference genes need to be tested. Using samples representing seven different developmental stages of the urediospore-based infection process we employed RT-qPCR to measure the expression of 14 candidate reference genes and determined the most suitable ones based on the range of Cq values and comparative calculations using the geNorm and NormFinder algorithms. Among the tested genes RPS14 had the smallest Cq range, followed by Elf1a and Elf3; geNorm rated Tub and UbcE2 best with CytB as a third and NormFinder found UbcE2, Tub and Elf3 as best reference genes. Combining these findings using equal weight for the rankings UbcE2, Elf3 and Tub can be considered the best reference genes. A combination of either two reference genes, UbcE2 and Tub or three reference genes, UbcE2, Tub, and Elf3 is recommended for normalization. However, differences between most genes were relatively small, so all tested genes can be considered suitable for normalization with the exception of RPS9, SDH, Ubc and PDK.


Assuntos
Basidiomycota/genética , Phaseolus/microbiologia , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Transcriptoma , Basidiomycota/fisiologia , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação Fúngica da Expressão Gênica , Genes Fúngicos , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237545, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32764829

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Pierce's disease is of major concern for grapevine (Vitis vinifera) production wherever the bacterial pathogen Xylella fastidiosa and its vectors are present. Long-term management includes the deployment of resistant grapevines such as those containing the PdR1 locus from the wild grapevine species Vitis arizonica, which do not develop Pierce's disease symptoms upon infection. However, little is understood about how the PdR1 locus functions to prevent disease symptom development. Therefore, we assessed the concentrations of plant defense-associated compounds called phenolics in healthy and X. fastidiosa-infected PdR1-resistant and susceptible grapevine siblings over time. Soluble foliar phenolic levels, especially flavonoids, in X. fastidiosa-infected PdR1-resistant grapevines were discovered to be significantly lower than those in infected susceptible grapevines. Therefore, it was hypothesized that PdR1-resistant grapevines, by possessing lowered flavonoid levels, affects biofilm formation and causes reduced X. fastidiosa intra-plant colonization, thus limiting the ability to increase pathogen populations and cause Pierce's disease. These results therefore reveal that differences in plant metabolite levels might be a component of the mechanisms that PdR1 utilizes to prevent Pierce's disease.


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Infecções/tratamento farmacológico , Fenóis/farmacologia , Doenças das Plantas/prevenção & controle , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Vitis/efeitos dos fármacos , Xylella/efeitos dos fármacos , Xylella/patogenicidade , Progressão da Doença , Suscetibilidade a Doenças , Infecções/metabolismo , Infecções/microbiologia , Mutação , Doenças das Plantas/genética , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Vitis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Xylella/metabolismo
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0236633, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32785249

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The induction of general plant defense responses following the perception of external elicitors is now regarded as the first level of the plant immune response. Depending on the involvement or not of these molecules in pathogenicity, this induction of defense is called either Pathogen-Associated Molecular Pattern (PAMP) Triggered Immunity or Pattern Triggered Immunity-both abbreviated to PTI. Because PTI is assumed to be a widespread and stable form of resistance to infection, understanding the mechanisms driving it becomes a major goal for the sustainable management of plant-pathogen interactions. However, the induction of PTI is complex. Our hypotheses are that (i) the recognition by the plant of PAMPs vs non-PAMP elicitors leads to specific defense profiles and (ii) the responses specifically induced by PAMPs target critical life history traits of the pathogen that produced them. We thus analyzed, using a metabolomic approach coupled with transcriptomic and hormonal analyses, the defense profiles induced in potato foliage treated with either a Concentrated Culture Filtrate (CCF) from Phytophthora infestans or two non-PAMP preparations, ß-aminobutyric acid (BABA) and an Ulva spp. Extract, used separately. Each elicitor induced specific defense profiles. CCF up-regulated sesquiterpenes but down-regulated sterols and phenols, notably α-chaconine, caffeoyl quinic acid and rutin, which decreased spore production of P. infestans in vitro. CCF thus induces both defense and counter-defense responses. By contrast, the Ulva extract triggered the synthesis of a large-spectrum of antimicrobial compounds through the phenylpropanoid/flavonoid pathways, while BABA targeted the primary metabolism. Hence, PTI can be regarded as a heterogeneous set of general and pathogen-specific responses triggered by the molecular signatures of each elicitor, rather than as a uniform, non-specific and broad-spectrum set of general defense reactions.


Assuntos
Resistência à Doença/imunologia , Doenças das Plantas/imunologia , Imunidade Vegetal/imunologia , Solanum tuberosum/imunologia , Aminobutiratos/farmacologia , Resistência à Doença/efeitos dos fármacos , Flavonoides/biossíntese , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/imunologia , Fenóis/metabolismo , Phytophthora infestans/imunologia , Phytophthora infestans/patogenicidade , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Imunidade Vegetal/efeitos dos fármacos , Sesquiterpenos/metabolismo , Solanum tuberosum/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Solanum tuberosum/microbiologia , Esteróis/metabolismo , Ulva/química
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0236823, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32745143

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Stem rot, a devastating fungal disease of peanut, is caused by Sclerotium rolfsii. RNA-sequencing approaches have been used to unravel the mechanisms of resistance to stem rot in peanut over the course of fungal infection in resistant (NRCG-CS85) and susceptible (TG37A) genotypes under control conditions and during the course of infection. Out of about 290 million reads, nearly 251 million (92.22%) high-quality reads were obtained and aligned to the Arachis duranensis and Arachis ipaensis genomes with the average mapping of 78.91% and 78.61%, respectively. In total, about 48.6% of genes were commonly regulated, while approximately 21.8% and 29.6% of uniquely regulated genes from A. duranensis and A. ipaensis genomes, respectively, were identified. Several annotated transcripts, such as receptor-like kinases, jasmonic acid pathway enzymes, and transcription factors (TFs), including WRKY, Zinc finger protein, and C2-H2 zinc finger, showed higher expression in resistant genotypes upon infection. These transcripts have a known role in channelizing the downstream of pathogen perception. The higher expression of WRKY transcripts might have induced the systemic acquired resistance (SAR) by the activation of the jasmonic acid defense signaling pathway. Furthermore, a set of 30 transcripts involved in the defense mechanisms were validated with quantitative real-time PCR. This study suggested PAMP-triggered immunity as a probable mechanism of resistance, while the jasmonic acid signaling pathway was identified as a possible defense mechanism in peanut. The information generated is of immense importance in developing more effective ways to combat the stem rot disease in peanut.


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Agaricales/patogenicidade , Arachis/genética , Doenças das Plantas , Imunidade Vegetal/genética , Arachis/microbiologia , Ciclopentanos/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Genes de Plantas , Genótipo , Oxilipinas/metabolismo , Fosfotransferases (Aceptor do Grupo Fosfato)/genética , Doenças das Plantas/genética , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Reguladores de Crescimento de Planta/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , RNA-Seq , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(8): e1008731, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32810177

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A priority for research on infectious disease is to understand how epidemiological and evolutionary processes interact to influence pathogen population dynamics and disease outcomes. However, little is understood about how population adaptation changes across time, how sexual vs. asexual reproduction contribute to the spread of pathogens in wild populations and how diversity measured with neutral and selectively important markers correlates across years. Here, we report results from a long-term study of epidemiological and genetic dynamics within several natural populations of the Linum marginale-Melampsora lini plant-pathogen interaction. Using pathogen isolates collected from three populations of wild flax (L. marginale) spanning 16 annual epidemics, we probe links between pathogen population dynamics, phenotypic variation for infectivity and genomic polymorphism. Pathogen genotyping was performed using 1567 genome-wide SNP loci and sequence data from two infectivity loci (AvrP123, AvrP4). Pathogen isolates were phenotyped for infectivity using a differential set. Patterns of epidemic development were assessed by conducting surveys of infection prevalence in one population (Kiandra) annually. Bayesian clustering analyses revealed host population and ecotype as key predictors of pathogen genetic structure. Despite strong fluctuations in pathogen population size and severe annual bottlenecks, analysis of molecular variance revealed that pathogen population differentiation was relatively stable over time. Annually, varying levels of clonal spread (0-44.8%) contributed to epidemics. However, within populations, temporal genetic composition was dynamic with rapid turnover of pathogen genotypes, despite the dominance of only four infectivity phenotypes across the entire study period. Furthermore, in the presence of strong fluctuations in population size and migration, spatial selection may maintain pathogen populations that, despite being phenotypically stable, are genetically highly dynamic.


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Basidiomycota/genética , Linho/microbiologia , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Basidiomycota/classificação , Basidiomycota/isolamento & purificação , Biodiversidade , Evolução Biológica , Variação Genética , Genótipo , Fenótipo , Polimorfismo Genético
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(8): e1008740, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32822429

RESUMO

Adenosine-to-inosine (A-to-I) RNA editing is an important posttranscriptional event in eukaryotes; however, many features remain largely unexplored in prokaryotes. This study focuses on a serine-to-proline recoding event (S128P) that originated in the mRNA of fliC, which encodes a flagellar filament protein; the editing event was observed in RNA-seq samples exposed to oxidative stress. Using Sanger sequencing, we show that the S128P editing event is induced by H2O2. To investigate the in vivo interaction between RNAs and TadA, which is the principal enzyme for A-to-I editing, genome-wide RNA immunoprecipitation-coupled high-throughput sequencing (iRIP-Seq) analysis was performed using HA-tagged TadA from Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola. We found that TadA can bind to the mRNA of fliC and the binding motif is identical to that previously reported by Bar-Yaacov and colleagues. This editing event increased motility and enhanced tolerance to oxidative stress due to changes in flagellar filament structure, which was modelled in 3D and measured by TEM. The change in filament structure due to the S128P mutant increased biofilm formation, which was measured by the 3D laser scanning confocal microscopy. RNA-seq revealed that a gene cluster that contributes to siderophore biosynthesis and Fe3+ uptake was upregulated in S128P compared with WT. Based on intracellular levels of reactive oxygen species and an oxidative stress survival assay, we found that this gene cluster can contribute to the reduction of the Fenton reaction and increases biofilm formation and bacterial virulence. This oxidative stress response was also confirmed in Pseudomonas putida. Overall, our work demonstrates that A-to-I RNA editing plays a role in bacterial pathogenicity and adaptation to oxidative stress.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Edição de RNA , Xanthomonas/genética , Xanthomonas/metabolismo , Adenosina/genética , Adenosina/metabolismo , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/farmacologia , Inosina/genética , Inosina/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Virulência/efeitos dos fármacos , Xanthomonas/efeitos dos fármacos , Xanthomonas/patogenicidade
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0238151, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32833990

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Bacteria often possess relatively flexible genome structures and adaptive genetic variants that allow survival in unfavorable growth conditions. Bacterial survival tactics in disadvantageous microenvironments include mutations that are beneficial against threats in their niche. Here, we report that the aerobic rice bacterial pathogen Burkholderia glumae BGR1 changes a specific gene for improved survival in static culture conditions. Static culture triggered formation of colony variants with deletions or point mutations in the gene bspP (BGLU_RS28885), which putatively encodes a protein that contains PDC2, PAS-9, SpoIIE, and HATPase domains. The null mutant of bspP survived longer in static culture conditions and produced a higher level of bis-(3'-5')-cyclic dimeric guanosine monophosphate than the wild type. Expression of the bacterial cellulose synthase regulator (bcsB) gene was upregulated in the mutant, consistent with the observation that the mutant formed pellicles faster than the wild type. Mature pellicle formation was observed in the bspP mutant before pellicle formation in wild-type BGR1. However, the population density of the bspP null mutant decreased substantially when grown in Luria-Bertani medium with vigorous agitation due to failure of oxalate-mediated detoxification of the alkaline environment. The bspP null mutant was less virulent and exhibited less effective colonization of rice plants than the wild type. All phenotypes caused by mutations in bspP were recovered to those of the wild type by genetic complementation. Thus, although wild-type B. glumae BGR1 prolonged viability by spontaneous mutation under static culture conditions, such genetic changes negatively affected colonization in rice plants. These results suggest that adaptive gene sacrifice of B. glumae to survive unfavorable growth conditions is not always desirable as it can adversely affect adaptability in the host.


Assuntos
Adaptação Biológica/genética , Burkholderia/genética , Burkholderia/metabolismo , Burkholderia/patogenicidade , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica/genética , Genoma Bacteriano/genética , Genômica/métodos , Mutação , Oryza/microbiologia , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Percepção de Quorum/genética , Virulência/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0233665, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32804955

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Oligomycins are macrolide antibiotics, produced by Streptomyces spp. that show antagonistic effects against several microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, nematodes and the oomycete Plasmopara viticola. Conidiogenesis, germination of conidia and formation of appressoria are determining factors pertaining to pathogenicity and successful diseases cycles of filamentous fungal phytopathogens. The goal of this research was to evaluate the in vitro suppressive effects of two oligomycins, oligomycin B and F along with a commercial fungicide Nativo® 75WG on hyphal growth, conidiogenesis, conidial germination, and appressorial formation of the wheat blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum (MoT) pathotype. We also determined the efficacy of these two oligomycins and the fungicide product in vivo in suppressing wheat blast with a detached leaf assay. Both oligomycins suppressed the growth of MoT mycelium in a dose dependent manner. Between the two natural products, oligomycin F provided higher inhibition of MoT hyphal growth compared to oligomycin B with a minimum inhibitory concentration of 0.005 and 0.05 µg/disk, respectively. The application of the compounds completely halted conidial formation of the MoT mycelium in agar medium. Further bioassays showed that these compounds significantly inhibited MoT conidia germination and induced lysis. The compounds also caused abnormal germ tube formation and suppressed appressorial formation of germinated spores. Interestingly, the application of these macrolides significantly inhibited wheat blast on detached leaves of wheat. This is the first report on the inhibition of mycelial growth, conidiogenesis, germination of conidia, deleterious morphological changes in germinated conidia, and suppression of blast disease of wheat by oligomycins from Streptomyces spp. Further study is needed to unravel the precise mode of action of these natural compounds and consider them as biopesticides for controlling wheat blast.


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Magnaporthe/efeitos dos fármacos , Magnaporthe/patogenicidade , Oligomicinas/farmacologia , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Doenças das Plantas/prevenção & controle , Triticum/microbiologia , Agentes de Controle Biológico/farmacologia , Grão Comestível/microbiologia , Microbiologia de Alimentos , Fungicidas Industriais/farmacologia , Hifas/efeitos dos fármacos , Hifas/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Magnaporthe/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Micélio/efeitos dos fármacos , Micélio/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Esporos Fúngicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Esporos Fúngicos/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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PLoS Pathog ; 16(8): e1008326, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32804988

RESUMO

CRISPR/Cas has become the state-of-the-art technology for genetic manipulation in diverse organisms, enabling targeted genetic changes to be performed with unprecedented efficiency. Here we report on the first establishment of robust CRISPR/Cas editing in the important necrotrophic plant pathogen Botrytis cinerea based on the introduction of optimized Cas9-sgRNA ribonucleoprotein complexes (RNPs) into protoplasts. Editing yields were further improved by development of a novel strategy that combines RNP delivery with cotransformation of transiently stable vectors containing telomeres, which allowed temporary selection and convenient screening for marker-free editing events. We demonstrate that this approach provides superior editing rates compared to existing CRISPR/Cas-based methods in filamentous fungi, including the model plant pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae. Genome sequencing of edited strains revealed very few additional mutations and no evidence for RNP-mediated off-targeting. The high performance of telomere vector-mediated editing was demonstrated by random mutagenesis of codon 272 of the sdhB gene, a major determinant of resistance to succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI) fungicides by in bulk replacement of the codon 272 with codons encoding all 20 amino acids. All exchanges were found at similar frequencies in the absence of selection but SDHI selection allowed the identification of novel amino acid substitutions which conferred differential resistance levels towards different SDHI fungicides. The increased efficiency and easy handling of RNP-based cotransformation is expected to accelerate molecular research in B. cinerea and other fungi.


Assuntos
Botrytis/fisiologia , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Edição de Genes , Oryza/microbiologia , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Ribonucleoproteínas/antagonistas & inibidores , Telômero/genética , Vetores Genéticos/administração & dosagem , Vetores Genéticos/genética , Oryza/genética , Doenças das Plantas/genética , Ribonucleoproteínas/genética
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PLoS One ; 15(8): e0237194, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32760135

RESUMO

We aimed to profile the metabolism of soybean roots that were infected with soybean cyst nematodes and treated with Bacillus simplex to identify metabolic differences that may explain nematode resistance. Compared with control soybean roots, B. simplex-treated soybean roots contained lower levels of glucose, fructose, sucrose, and trehalose, which reduced the nematodes' food source. Furthermore, treatment with B. simplex led to higher levels of melibiose, gluconic acid, lactic acid, phytosphingosine, and noradrenaline in soybean roots, which promoted nematocidal activity. The levels of oxoproline, maltose, and galactose were lowered after B. simplex treatment, which improved disease resistance. Collectively, this study provides insight into the metabolic alterations induced by B. simplex treatment, which affects the interactions with soybean cyst nematodes.


Assuntos
Bacillus/patogenicidade , Resistência à Doença , Metaboloma , Nematoides/patogenicidade , Soja/parasitologia , Animais , Metabolismo dos Carboidratos , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Doenças das Plantas/parasitologia , Raízes de Plantas/metabolismo , Raízes de Plantas/microbiologia , Raízes de Plantas/parasitologia , Soja/metabolismo , Soja/microbiologia
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0235482, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32603342

RESUMO

Fusarium head blight (FHB) is one of the most devastating fungal diseases affecting grain crops and Fusarium graminearum is the most aggressive causal species. Several evidences shown that stomatal closure is involved in the first line of defence against plant pathogens. However, there is very little evidence to show that photosynthetic parameters change in inoculated plants. The aim of the present study was to study the role of stomatal regulation in wheat after F. graminearum inoculation and explore its possible involvement in FHB resistance. RT-qPCR revealed that genes involved in stomatal regulation are induced in the resistant Sumai3 cultivar but not in the susceptible Rebelde cultivar. Seven genes involved in the positive regulation of stomatal closure were up-regulated in Sumai3, but it is most likely, that two genes, TaBG and TaCYP450, involved in the negative regulation of stomatal closure, were strongly induced, suggesting that FHB response is linked to cross-talk between the genes promoting and inhibiting stomatal closure. Increasing temperature of spikes in the wheat genotypes and a decrease in photosynthetic efficiency in Rebelde but not in Sumai3, were observed, confirming the hypothesis that photosynthetic parameters are related to FHB resistance.


Assuntos
Resistência à Doença/genética , Fusariose/imunologia , Fotossíntese , Estômatos de Plantas , Triticum/imunologia , Fusarium/imunologia , Fusarium/patogenicidade , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Genes de Plantas , Fotossíntese/genética , Fotossíntese/imunologia , Doenças das Plantas/imunologia , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Imunidade Vegetal/genética , Estômatos de Plantas/genética , Estômatos de Plantas/imunologia , Estômatos de Plantas/fisiologia , Triticum/genética , Triticum/microbiologia
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