Phytopathogen Effectors Use Multiple Mechanisms to Manipulate Plant Autophagy

Neeraj K. Lal, Burinrutt Thanasuwat, Pin jui Huang, Keri A. Cavanaugh, Amanda Carter, Richard W. Michelmore, Savithramma P. Dinesh-Kumar

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Autophagy plays important roles in defense against pathogens. Lal et al. show that effector proteins from various plant pathogens target proteins that constitute core autophagy machinery to promote infection. Pseudomonas syringae pv tomato effectors HrpZ1, HopF3, and AvrPtoB employ distinct molecular strategies to enhance and suppress autophagy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)558-571.e6
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 7 2020


  • Arabidopsis
  • ATG1
  • ATG8
  • autophagy
  • AvrPtoB
  • effectors
  • HopF3
  • HrpZ1
  • immunity
  • pathogens
  • Pseudomonas syringae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology


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