Encyclopedia of Signaling Molecules

2018 Edition
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Glucanase Inhibitor Protein (GIP)

  • Altino ChoupinaEmail author
  • Ivone M. Martins
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67199-4_101759


Historical Background

Several key cellular events, such as adhesion to the host surface, penetration, and colonization of host tissue, take place during plant infection by oomycetes that can also manipulate biochemical and physiological processes in their host plants through a diverse array of virulence or avirulence molecules, known as effectors (Birch et al. 2006; Ellis et al. 2006; Kamoun 2007; Schornack et al. 2009). In susceptible plants, these effectors promote infection by suppressing defense responses, enhancing susceptibility, or inducing disease symptoms. In resistant plants, the products of the resistance genes are able to recognize the effectors, promoting an efective defense response known as hypersensitive response (HR) which restricts the pathogen to an area of scorched earth besides host cell death (Kamoun 2003; Kamoun 2007; Schornack et al. 2009). Phytophthora effectors that suppress host defense responses...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CIMO-Mountain Research CenterAgricultural College of Bragança, Polytechnic Institute of BragançaBragançaPortugal
  2. 2.CEB - Centre of Biological EngineeringUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal