The positively-selected effector MiL648 of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita plays a role in tomato infections

Ava Verhoeven, Sanne Put (Editor), E.J. Slootweg (Editor), D.R. van Raaij (Editor), H.A. Overmars (Editor), A. Goverse (Editor), G. Smant (Editor)

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Abstract

Insight in the molecular basis of virulence can help us to identify new and more durable sources of resistance to the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita in tomato. Recently, we identified the effector MiL648 by applying a genome-wide scan for positively selected secreted proteins. To acquire a better understanding of the function of MiL648, we are currently functionally characterising the protein in plants using host-induced gene silencing. Several in planta targets of the putative effector have now been found by a yeast-two-hybrid screening and interactions were checked using Co-IPs. To identify the role of the host targets in the infection process, homologs of the host targets were knocked out in Arabidopsis.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2018
Event3rd International Conference “Plant Biotic Stresses & Resistance Mechanisms" - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 Jul 20183 Jul 2018

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference “Plant Biotic Stresses & Resistance Mechanisms"
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period2/07/183/07/18

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    Verhoeven, A., Put, S. (Ed.), Slootweg, E. J. (Ed.), van Raaij, D. R. (Ed.), Overmars, H. A. (Ed.), Goverse, A. (Ed.), & Smant, G. (Ed.) (2018). The positively-selected effector MiL648 of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita plays a role in tomato infections. Poster session presented at 3rd International Conference “Plant Biotic Stresses & Resistance Mechanisms", Vienna, Austria.