Filamentous brown algae infected by the marine, holocarpic oomycete Eurychasma dicksonii: first results on the organization and the role of cytoskeleton in both host and parasite

Amerssa Tsirigoti, Frithjof C. Kuepper, Claire M. M. Gachon, Christos Katsaros

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Abstract

The important role of the cytoskeletal scaffold is increasingly recognized in host-pathogen interactions. The cytoskeleton potentially functions as a weapon for both the plants defending themselves against fungal or oomycete parasites, and for the pathogens trying to overcome the resisting barrier of the plants. This concept, however, had not been investigated in marine algae so far. We are opening this scientific chapter with our study on the functional implications of the cytoskeleton in 3 filamentous brown algal species infected by the marine oomycete Eurychasma dicksonii. Our observations suggest that the cytoskeleton is involved in host defense responses and in fundamental developmental stages of E. dicksonii in its algal host.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere26367
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalPlant signaling & behavior
Volume8
Issue number11
Early online date11 Sep 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013

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