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dc.contributor.authorZeilinger, Susanne
dc.contributor.authorGupta, Vijai K.
dc.contributor.authorDahms, Tanya E. S.
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Roberto N.
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Harikesh B.
dc.contributor.authorUpadhyay, Ram S.
dc.contributor.authorGomes, Eriston Vieira
dc.contributor.authorTsui, Clement Kin-Ming
dc.contributor.authorNayak S, Chandra
dc.identifier.citationZeilinger, Susanne; Gupta, Vijai K. Dahms, Tanya E. S.; Silva, Roberto N.; Singh, Harikesh B.; Upadhyay, Ram S.; Gomes, Eriston Vieira; Tsui, Clement Kin-Ming; Nayak S, Chandra (2015). Friends or foes? emerging insights from fungal interactions with plants. FEMS Microbiology Reviews 40 (2), 182-207
dc.description.abstractFungi interact with plants in various ways, with each interaction giving rise to different alterations in both partners. While fungal pathogens have detrimental effects on plant physiology, mutualistic fungi augment host defence responses to pathogens and/or improve plant nutrient uptake. Tropic growth towards plant roots or stomata, mediated by chemical and topographical signals, has been described for several fungi, with evidence of species-specific signals and sensing mechanisms. Fungal partners secrete bioactive molecules such as small peptide effectors, enzymes and secondary metabolites which facilitate colonization and contribute to both symbiotic and pathogenic relationships. There has been tremendous advancement in fungal molecular biology, omics sciences and microscopy in recent years, opening up new possibilities for the identification of key molecular mechanisms in plant-fungal interactions, the power of which is often borne out in their combination. Our fragmentary knowledge on the interactions between plants and fungi must be made whole to understand the potential of fungi in preventing plant diseases, improving plant productivity and understanding ecosystem stability. Here, we review innovative methods and the associated new insights into plant-fungal interactions.The diversity of fungal-plant interactions are reviewed as a function of biochemical, physiological and evolutionary adaptation, which are interconnected at various stages.The diversity of fungal-plant interactions are reviewed as a function of biochemical, physiological and evolutionary adaptation, which are interconnected at various stages.
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
dc.relation.ispartofFEMS Microbiology Reviews
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.subjectplant-fungal interactions
dc.subjectadvanced microscopy
dc.subjectphytopathogenic and symbiotic fungi
dc.subjectplant receptors
dc.subjectplant defence response
dc.subjectcrop productivity
dc.subjectmountain pine-beetle
dc.subjectarbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis
dc.subjectpathogenesis-related proteins
dc.subjecthost-selective toxins
dc.subjectbimolecular fluorescence complementation
dc.subjectmediates appressorium differentiation
dc.subjectoptical reconstruction microscopy
dc.subjectsystemic acquired-resistance
dc.subjectblue-stain fungi
dc.titleFriends or foes? Emerging insights from fungal interactions with plants

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