Yang, Fen3; Jacobsen, Susanne4; Jørgensen, Hans J L5; Collinge, David B.6; Svensson, Birte4; Finnie, Christine4
1 Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark2 Enzyme and Protein Chemistry, Department of Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark3 Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark4 University of Copenhagen5 Technical University of Denmark6 Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark
studies in the proteomics era
The ascomycete fungal pathogen (teleomorph stage: ) is the causal agent of head blight in wheat and barley. This disease leads to significant losses of crop yield, and especially quality through the contamination by diverse fungal mycotoxins, which constitute a significant threat to the health of humans and animals. In recent years, high-throughput proteomics, aiming at identifying a broad spectrum of proteins with a potential role in the pathogenicity and host resistance, has become a very useful tool in plant-fungus interaction research. In this review, we describe the progress in proteomics applications toward a better understanding of pathogenesis, virulence, and host defense mechanisms. The contribution of proteomics to the development of crop protection strategies against this pathogen is also discussed briefly.