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Physiological effects of the hydrophilic phytotoxins produced by Mycosphaerella fijiensis, the causal agent of black sigatoka in banana plants
LUIS MANUEL PEÑA RODRIGUEZ
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10.1007/s10327-010-0288-4
10.1007/s10327-010-0288-4
10.1007/s10327-010-0288-4
Although Mycosphaerella fijiensis, the causal agent of black sigatoka disease of banana, has been known to produce numerous lipophilic host-selective (HSTs) and nonhost selective phytotoxins (non-HSTs), only recently we have reported that the pathogen also produces hydrophilic phytotoxins. Here we examined the effect of light on the toxicity of the hydrophilic phytotoxins and estimated the electrolyte leakage and H2O2 and superoxide generation in detached banana leaves to study their mode of action at the cellular level. Nonhost plant species were also tested to determine whether the toxins are HSTs or non-HSTs. Our results suggest that the hydrophilic phytotoxins are non-HSTs, that their phytotoxicity is not light dependent, and that they may act at the plasma membrane by altering permeability through oxidative damage, by inducing ROS production as part of their mechanism of action.
18-02-2011
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