Fungal pathogenesis: Combatting the oxidative burst

Plants respond to microbial attack with a lethal burst of reactive oxygen species. How then, do pathogens successfully invade plants? Unexpectedly, a link between primary metabolism and suppression of plant immunity allows the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae to grow in such a hostile environment.

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Figure 1: The Magnaporthe oryzae response to oxidative insults.


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