Compatible solutes and fungal development

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    Abstract

    Compatible solutes are components that can be quickly accumulated and degraded inside fungal cells. They do not disturb the functioning of proteins and protect the cell under adverse conditions. In this issue of the Biochemical Journal, Solomon and co-workers evaluate the role of mannitol, one of these components, in Stagonospora nodorum, a plant-pathogenic fungus, and find surprising effects on the development of spores and spore-forming structures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)e3-5
    JournalThe Biochemical journal
    Volume399
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2006

    Keywords

    • Mannitol
    • Plant Diseases
    • Plant Leaves
    • Spores, Fungal

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