Infection and Pathogenesis of Cash Crops by Botrytis Cinerea: Primary Role of an Aspartic Proteinase
Although extracellular enzymes are believed to be instrumental during invasion and subsequent infection in plant diseases caused by fungal necrotrophic pathogens, little direct evidence has been forthcoming to indicate a primary role for proteolytic enzymes in such infections. Botrytis cinerea is a ubiquitous necrotrophic fungus which affects fruit and vegetables both in the field and in post-harvest situations. It attacks the crop through wounds and accounts for a large proportion of the wastage that occurs with cash crops.1
KeywordsProteinase Activity Broad Bean Aspartic Proteinase Botrytis Cinerea Sodium Formate
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