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Research Article

Chitin Synthases from Saprolegnia Are Involved in Tip Growth and Represent a Potential Target for Anti-Oomycete Drugs

  • Gea Guerriero,

    Affiliation: Division of Glycoscience, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, AlbaNova University Centre, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Mariano Avino,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Qi Zhou,

    Affiliation: Division of Glycoscience, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, AlbaNova University Centre, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Johanna Fugelstad,

    Affiliation: Division of Glycoscience, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, AlbaNova University Centre, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Pierre-Henri Clergeot,

    Affiliation: Department of Botany, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Vincent Bulone mail

    bulone@kth.se

    Affiliation: Division of Glycoscience, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, AlbaNova University Centre, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Published: August 26, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001070

About the Authors

Gea Guerriero, Qi Zhou, Johanna Fugelstad, Vincent Bulone
Division of Glycoscience, School of Biotechnology, Royal Institute of Technology, AlbaNova University Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
Mariano Avino
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Pierre-Henri Clergeot
Department of Botany, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: bulone@kth.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GG MA QZ JF PHC VB. Performed the experiments: GG MA QZ JF PHC. Analyzed the data: GG MA QZ JF PHC VB. Wrote the paper: GG VB.