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Identification and characterization of parasitism genes from the pinewood nematodeBursaphelenchus xylophilusreveals a multilayered detoxification strategy

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Plant Pathology, June 2015
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Title
Identification and characterization of parasitism genes from the pinewood nematodeBursaphelenchus xylophilusreveals a multilayered detoxification strategy
Published in
Molecular Plant Pathology, June 2015
DOI 10.1111/mpp.12280
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Authors

Margarida Espada, Ana Cláudia Silva, Sebastian Eves van den Akker, Peter J. A. Cock, Manuel Mota, John T. Jones

Abstract

The migratory endoparasitic nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, which is the causal agent of pine wilt disease, has phytophagous and mycetophagous phases during its life cycle. This highly unusual feature distinguishes it from other plant-parasitic nematodes and requires profound changes in biology between modes. During the phytophagous stage the nematode migrates within pine trees, feeding on the contents of parenchymal cells. Like other plant pathogens, B. xylophilus secretes effectors from pharyngeal gland cells into the host during infection. We provide the first description of changes in the morphology of these gland cells between juvenile and adult life stages. Using a comparative transcriptomic approach and an effector identification pipeline we identify numerous novel parasitism genes which may be important for mediating interactions of B. xylophilus with its host. In-depth characterisation of all parasitism genes using in situ hybridisation reveals two major categories of detoxification proteins, those specifically expressed in either the pharyngeal gland cells or the digestive system. These data suggest that B. xylophilus incorporates effectors in a multilayer detoxification strategy in order to protect itself from host defence responses during phytophagy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 2%
France 1 2%
Unknown 55 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 23%
Student > Master 7 12%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Student > Postgraduate 3 5%
Other 7 12%
Unknown 6 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 35 61%
Environmental Science 3 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 5%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 2%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 10 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 February 2016.
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#3,825,795
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#52,836
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#4
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