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Insect-borne plant pathogenic bacteria: getting a ride goes beyond physical contact

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Orlovskis, Zigmunds [1] ; Canale, Maria C. [2] ; Thole, Vera [1] ; Pecher, Pascal [1] ; Lopes, Joao R. S. [2] ; Hogenhout, Saskia A. [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] John Innes Ctr Plant Sci Res, Dept Cell & Dev Biol, Norwich Res Pk, Norwich NR4 7UH, Norfolk - England
[2] ESALQ Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Entomol & Acarol, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: CURRENT OPINION IN INSECT SCIENCE; v. 9, p. 16-23, JUN 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 21

Plant pathogens have evolved numerous strategies that enable their movement from plant to plant. Phytopathogens use a great variety of insect species for transmission to plants, and insect transmission has evolved multiple times independently, particularly for phloem-inhabiting bacteria. Recent studies have advanced our understanding about the mechanisms of physical association between plant pathogenic bacteria and insect vectors. Furthermore, recent evidence shows that the transmission of plant pathogens goes beyond a physical association with the insect, and involves active modulation of plant processes by the bacteria to promote insect herbivore attraction, colonization and pathogen transmission. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/51867-1 - Maize bushy stunt phytoplasma SMP11 effector protein: genetic comparison between isolates and role in maize bushy stunt phytoplasma symptomatology
Grantee:Maria Cristina Canale Rappussi da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/50217-3 - Dissecting the contributions of effector proteins SAP11 and SMP11 to phytoplasma symptom development in Arabidopsis and Maize
Grantee:Joao Roberto Spotti Lopes
Support type: Regular Research Grants