Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2006, 7(9), 346-357; doi:10.3390/i7090346
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Interaction of Plant Epicuticular Waxes and Extracellular Esterases of Curvularia eragrostidis during Infection of Digitaria sanguinalis and Festuca arundinacea by the Fungus

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Received: 27 July 2006; Accepted: 19 September 2006 / Published: 27 September 2006
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Abstract: Curvularia eragrostidis, a causal agent of head blight on the weed (Digitariasanguinalis), did not cause disease on the turfgrass Festuca arundinacea. Differentextracellular esterase isoenzymes were detected in saprophytic and parasitic phases duringthe fungal germination. The epicuticular waxes of D. sanguinalis were more efficient toinduce the secretion of esterases from the fungus than that of F. arundinacea, but were morerapidly degraded by the fungal enzymes. Component analysis indicated that the epicuticularwaxes from D. sanguinalis were mostly composed of alcohols, with 54.3% being 9,12-Octadecadien-1-ol. The main component of F arundinacea waxes was alkyl compounds,with 49.8% being olefin, 9-Tricosence. More long-chained esters were found in D.sanguinalis waxes, which were easier to be digested than those in F. arundinacea waxes byextreacellular esterases of the fungus. Epicuticular waxes play a role in varyingpathogenicity of C. eragrostidis on D. sanguinalis and F arundinacea.
Keywords: Curvularia eragrostidis; Digitaria sanguinalis; Festuca arundinacea; wax; esterase.
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Wang, F.; Zhang, P.; Qiang, S.; Xu, L.-L. Interaction of Plant Epicuticular Waxes and Extracellular Esterases of Curvularia eragrostidis during Infection of Digitaria sanguinalis and Festuca arundinacea by the Fungus. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2006, 7, 346-357.

AMA Style

Wang F, Zhang P, Qiang S, Xu L-L. Interaction of Plant Epicuticular Waxes and Extracellular Esterases of Curvularia eragrostidis during Infection of Digitaria sanguinalis and Festuca arundinacea by the Fungus. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2006; 7(9):346-357.

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Wang, Fei; Zhang, Peng; Qiang, Sheng; Xu, Lang-Lai. 2006. "Interaction of Plant Epicuticular Waxes and Extracellular Esterases of Curvularia eragrostidis during Infection of Digitaria sanguinalis and Festuca arundinacea by the Fungus." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 7, no. 9: 346-357.

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