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Research Article

Large-Scale Gene Disruption in Magnaporthe oryzae Identifies MC69, a Secreted Protein Required for Infection by Monocot and Dicot Fungal Pathogens

  • Hiromasa Saitoh mail,

    saitoh@ibrc.or.jp

    Affiliation: Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

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  • Shizuko Fujisawa,

    Affiliation: Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

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  • Chikako Mitsuoka,

    Affiliation: Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

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  • Akiko Ito,

    Affiliation: Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

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  • Akiko Hirabuchi,

    Affiliation: Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

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  • Kyoko Ikeda,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Hiroki Irieda,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Kae Yoshino,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Kentaro Yoshida,

    Affiliations: Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan, The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

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  • Hideo Matsumura,

    Affiliation: Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

    Current address: Gene Research Center, Shinshu University, Ueda, Nagano, Japan

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  • Yukio Tosa,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

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  • Joe Win,

    Affiliation: The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

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  • Sophien Kamoun,

    Affiliation: The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom

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  • Yoshitaka Takano,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Ryohei Terauchi

    Affiliation: Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan

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  • Published: May 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002711

About the Authors

Hiromasa Saitoh, Shizuko Fujisawa, Chikako Mitsuoka, Akiko Ito, Akiko Hirabuchi, Kentaro Yoshida, Hideo Matsumura, Ryohei Terauchi
Iwate Biotechnology Research Center, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan
Kyoko Ikeda, Hiroki Irieda, Kae Yoshino, Yoshitaka Takano
Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Kentaro Yoshida, Joe Win, Sophien Kamoun
The Sainsbury Laboratory, John Innes Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom
Yukio Tosa
Laboratory of Plant Pathology, Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: saitoh@ibrc.or.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: H. Saitoh, Y. Takano, R. Terauchi. Performed the experiments: H. Saitoh, S. Fujisawa, C. Mitsuoka, A. Ito, A. Hirabuchi, K. Ikeda, H. Irieda, K. Yoshino, K. Yoshida. Analyzed the data: H. Saitoh, K. Yoshida, H. Matsumura, J. Win, S. Kamoun, R. Terauchi. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: K. Yoshida, H. Matsumura, Y. Tosa, J. Win, S. Kamoun, Y. Takano, R. Terauchi. Wrote the paper: H. Saitoh, Y. Takano, R. Terauchi.