Infection and Pathogenesis of Cash Crops by Botrytis Cinerea: Primary Role of an Aspartic Proteinase

  • S. Movahedi
  • C. G. Norey
  • J. Kay
  • J. B. Heale
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 306)


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


Proteinase Activity Broad Bean Aspartic Proteinase Botrytis Cinerea Sodium Formate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Movahedi
    • 1
  • C. G. Norey
    • 2
  • J. Kay
    • 2
  • J. B. Heale
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Cell and Molecular Sciences Research GroupKing’s College Kensington CampusLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of Wales College of CardiffCardiffUK

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