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Université de Fribourg

The novel elicitor AsES triggers a defense response against Botrytis cinerea in Arabidopsis thaliana

Hael-Conrad, V. ; Abou-Mansour, Eliane ; Díaz-Ricci, J.-C. ; Métraux, Jean-Pierre ; Serrano, Mario

In: Plant Science, 2015, vol. 241, p. 120–127

AsES (Acremonium strictum Elicitor and Subtilisin) is a novel extracellular elicitor protein produced by the avirulent isolate SS71 of the opportunist strawberry fungal pathogen A. strictum. Here we describe the activity of AsES in the plant-pathogen system Arabidopsis thaliana–Botrytis cinerea. We show that AsES renders A. thaliana plants resistant to the necrotrophic pathogen B. cinerea, both...

Université de Fribourg

The cuticle and plant defense to pathogens

Metraux, Jean-Pierre ; Serrano, Mario ; Torres, Martha ; Coluccia, Fania ; L’Haridon, Floriane

In: Frontiers in Plant Science, 2014, vol. 5, p. 274

The cuticle provides a physical barrier against water loss and protects against irradiation, xenobiotics and pathogens. Components of the cuticle are perceived by invading fungi and activate developmental processes during pathogenesis. In addition, cuticle alterations of various types induce a syndrome of reactions that often results in resistance to necrotrophs. This article reviews the current...