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Friends or foes? Emerging insights from fungal interactions with plants

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Zeilinger, Susanne [1] ; Gupta, Vijai K. [2] ; Dahms, Tanya E. S. [3] ; Silva, Roberto N. [4] ; Singh, Harikesh B. [5] ; Upadhyay, Ram S. [6] ; Gomes, Eriston Vieira [4] ; Tsui, Clement Kin-Ming [7] ; Nayak, Chandra S. [8] ; van der Meer, Jan Roelof
Total Authors: 10
[1] Univ Innsbruck, Inst Microbiol, Technikerstr 25, A-6020 Innsbruck - Austria
[2] Natl Univ Ireland Univ Coll Galway, Sch Nat Sci, Discipline Biochem, Mol Glycobiotechnol Grp, Galway - Ireland
[3] Univ Regina, Dept Chem & Biochem, Regina, SK S4S 0A2 - Canada
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Dept Biochem & Immunol, BR-14049900 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[5] Banaras Hindu Univ, Inst Agr Sci, Dept Mycol & Plant Pathol, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh - India
[6] Banaras Hindu Univ, Dept Bot, Varanasi 221005, Uttar Pradesh - India
[7] Univ British Columbia, Dept Pathol & Lab Med, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 - Canada
[8] Univ Mysore, Dept Biotechnol, Mysore 570001, Karnataka - India
Total Affiliations: 8
Document type: Review article
Source: FEMS MICROBIOLOGY REVIEWS; v. 40, n. 2, p. 182-207, MAR 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 34

Fungi interact with plants in various ways, with each interaction giving rise to different alterations in both partners. While fungal pathogens have detrimental effects on plant physiology, mutualistic fungi augment host defence responses to pathogens and/or improve plant nutrient uptake. Tropic growth towards plant roots or stomata, mediated by chemical and topographical signals, has been described for several fungi, with evidence of species-specific signals and sensing mechanisms. Fungal partners secrete bioactive molecules such as small peptide effectors, enzymes and secondary metabolites which facilitate colonization and contribute to both symbiotic and pathogenic relationships. There has been tremendous advancement in fungal molecular biology, omics sciences and microscopy in recent years, opening up new possibilities for the identification of key molecular mechanisms in plant-fungal interactions, the power of which is often borne out in their combination. Our fragmentary knowledge on the interactions between plants and fungi must be made whole to understand the potential of fungi in preventing plant diseases, improving plant productivity and understanding ecosystem stability. Here, we review innovative methods and the associated new insights into plant-fungal interactions.The diversity of fungal-plant interactions are reviewed as a function of biochemical, physiological and evolutionary adaptation, which are interconnected at various stages.The diversity of fungal-plant interactions are reviewed as a function of biochemical, physiological and evolutionary adaptation, which are interconnected at various stages. (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
FAPESP's process: 14/23653-2 - Characterization of new sugar transporters involved in the regulation of lignocellulosic biomass degradation of in Trichoderma reesei
Grantee:Roberto do Nascimento Silva
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants