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The Cerato-Platanin protein Epl-1 from Trichoderma harzianum is involved in mycoparasitism, plant resistance induction and self cell wall protection

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Gomes, Eriston Vieira [1] ; Costa, Mariana do Nascimento [1] ; de Paula, Renato Graciano [1] ; de Azevedo, Rafael Ricci [2] ; da Silva, Francilene Lopes [3] ; Noronha, Eliane F. [3] ; Ulhoa, Cirano Jose [4] ; Monteiro, Valdirene Neves [5] ; Cardoza, Rosa Elena [6] ; Gutierrez, Santiago [6] ; Silva, Roberto Nascimento [1]
Total Authors: 11
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Dept Biochem & Immunol, BR-14049 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Dept Mol & Cellular Biol & Pathogen Bioagents, BR-14049 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Brasilia, Dept Cellular Biol, Brasilia, DF - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Goias, Inst Biol Sci, Dept Biochem & Cellular Biol, Goiania, Go - Brazil
[5] State Univ Goias, Dept Biochem, Anapolis, Go - Brazil
[6] Univ Leon, Univ Sch Agr Engineers, Dept Microbiol, Ponferrada - Spain
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS; v. 5, DEC 9 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 22

Trichoderma harzianum species are well known as biocontrol agents against important fungal phytopathogens. Mycoparasitism is one of the strategies used by this fungus in the biocontrol process. In this work, we analyzed the effect of Epl-1 protein, previously described as plant resistance elicitor, in expression modulation of T. harzianum genes involved in mycoparasitism process against phytopathogenic fungi; self cell wall protection and recognition; host hyphae coiling and triggering expression of defense-related genes in beans plants. The results indicated that the absence of Epl-1 protein affects the expression of all mycoparasitism genes analyzed in direct confrontation assays against phytopathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum as well as T. harzianum itself; the host mycoparasitic coiling process and expression modulation of plant defense genes showing different pattern compared with wild type strain. These data indicated the involvement T. harzianum Epl-1 in self and host interaction and also recognition of T. harzianum as a symbiotic fungus by the bean plants. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/16895-4 - Study of genes associated with Trichoderma harzianum mycoparasitism and its role in the biocontrol of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
Grantee:Eriston Vieira Gomes
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate