• Chitin-binding proteins override host plant's resistance to fungal infection

    29 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    A recent article studies chitin-binding proteins from a soilborne fungus that causes vascular wilt in plants. This fungus binds a particular protein to chitin in order to abolish the host plant's chitin-triggered burst of reactive oxygen species and shield the fungus from being digested by the plant.
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