Plant Pathology (2015) 64, 1484-1490

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D. Gkizi, A. Santos-Rufo, D. Rodríguez-Jurado, E.J. Paplomatas and S.E. Tjamos (2015)
The ß-amylase genes: negative regulators of disease resistance for Verticillium dahliae
Plant Pathology 64 (6), 1484-1490
Abstract: Little is known about the role of plant primary metabolism in defence against pathogens. The present study is the first investigation published that examines the role of ß-amylase (BAM) genes upon fungal, Verticillium dahliae, infection. The responses of Arabidopsis thaliana plants impaired in BAM1, BAM2, BAM3, BAM4 genes, along with double, triple and quadruple mutants of those genes, were used to explore the involvement of BAM in the host plant–V. dahliae interaction. Less severe symptoms were recorded in bam mutants compared to wild type. Real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) revealed that the decrease in symptom severity shown in bam plants was correlated with reductions in the growth of the pathogen in the plants. Confocal microscopy of the most and least susceptible bam mutants and the wildtype plants showed that there were no differences between them in the number of attached conidia and penetration sites on the roots. BAM1, BAM2 and BAM3 expression was altered upon V. dahliae infection in the aerial tissues of the wild type. Analysis by qPCR of the PR1 and PDF1.2 expression in the bam3, bam1234, bam14 and wildtype plants showed that PR1 was up-regulated in the roots of bam plants upon V. dahliae infection.
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Database assignments for author(s): Sotirios E. Tjamos, Antonio Santos-Rufo

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resistance/tolerance/defence of host

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Verticillium dahliae