Understanding the roles of TAL effectors in Xanthomonas oryzae interactions with rice
Transcription activator like (TAL) effector proteins are virulence factors that are secreted by Xanthomonas oryzae. Some TAL effectors contribute to virulence by activating transcription of plant host susceptibility genes thereby modulating the plant's physiology and creating a more pathogen favorable environment. Some TAL effectors activate transcription of disease resistance genes. Because most X. oryzae strains encode many (between 8 and 26) genes for TAL effectors, it is difficult to evaluate the function of individual TAL in the plant-pathogen interaction. In this study, we introduced the ...
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