Posts Tagged ‘bioinformatics’

Rust in the limelight

April 20th, 2012

Image by Benjamin Petre and Stephane Hacquard on the cover of the March 2012 issue of Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions. Congrats to Steph, David, Seb and coauthors for their paper: ‘A Comprehensive Analysis of Genes Encoding Small Secreted Proteins Identifies Candidate Effectors in Melampsora larici-populina (Poplar Leaf Rust)‘.

Uredinia formed by the rust fungus Melampsora larici-populina 7 days after inoculation on susceptible poplar leaves (severe and weak infection are pictured above and below the midrib, respectively). The panels below show immunofluorescence localization of small secreted proteins at the periphery of distinct infection structures in poplar leaves.