The eukaryotic plant pathogen Phytophthora encodes conserved effector proteins to eliminate host secondary siRNAs. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Hou et al. (2019) report that reduction in secondary siRNA levels renders the host hypersusceptible to Phytophthora and plant secondary siRNAs likely serve as trans-species defensive molecules against pathogens.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Cell Host and Microbe|
|State||Published - Jan 9 2019|
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