Melanin Biosynthesis

Prerequisite for Successful Invasion of the Plant Host by Appressoria of Colletotrichum and Pyricularia
  • Yasuyuki Kubo
  • Iwao Furusawa


A prerequisite for invasion of host plants by some plant pathogenic fungi is a differentiation of nonpathogenic spores into germinating spores that are accompanied by formation of the appressorium, which functions as an infection structure.


Plant Pathogenic Fungus Appressorium Formation Melanin Biosynthesis Penetration Ability Rice Blast Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasuyuki Kubo
    • 1
  • Iwao Furusawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Faculty of AgricultureKyoto UniversityKyoto 606Japan

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