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Research Article

Different Chitin Synthase Genes Are Required for Various Developmental and Plant Infection Processes in the Rice Blast Fungus Magnaporthe oryzae

  • Ling-An Kong equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ling-An Kong, Jun Yang

    Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology and MOA Key Laboratory of Plant Pathology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, Purdue-NWAFU Joint Research Center and State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology for Arid Areas, College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China

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  • Jun Yang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ling-An Kong, Jun Yang

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology and MOA Key Laboratory of Plant Pathology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

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  • Guo-Tian Li,

    Affiliation: Purdue-NWAFU Joint Research Center and State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology for Arid Areas, College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China

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  • Lin-Lu Qi,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology and MOA Key Laboratory of Plant Pathology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

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  • Yu-Jun Zhang,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology and MOA Key Laboratory of Plant Pathology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

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  • Chen-Fang Wang,

    Affiliation: College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China

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  • Wen-Sheng Zhao,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology and MOA Key Laboratory of Plant Pathology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

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  • Jin-Rong Xu mail,

    jinrong@purdue.edu (JRX); pengyl@cau.edu.cn (YLP)

    Affiliation: Purdue-NWAFU Joint Research Center and State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology for Arid Areas, College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China

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  • You-Liang Peng mail

    jinrong@purdue.edu (JRX); pengyl@cau.edu.cn (YLP)

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology and MOA Key Laboratory of Plant Pathology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

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  • Published: February 09, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002526

About the Authors

Ling-An Kong, Jun Yang, Lin-Lu Qi, Yu-Jun Zhang, Wen-Sheng Zhao, You-Liang Peng
State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology and MOA Key Laboratory of Plant Pathology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
Ling-An Kong, Guo-Tian Li, Jin-Rong Xu
Purdue-NWAFU Joint Research Center and State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology for Arid Areas, College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China
Chen-Fang Wang
College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LAK JY JRX YLP. Performed the experiments: LAK JY GTL LLQ YJZ CFW WSZ. Analyzed the data: LAK JY JRX YLP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JRX YLP. Wrote the paper: LAK JY JRX YLP.