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Research Article

Surface α-1,3-Glucan Facilitates Fungal Stealth Infection by Interfering with Innate Immunity in Plants

  • Takashi Fujikawa,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

    Current address: National Institute of Fruit Tree Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Ayumu Sakaguchi equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ayumu Sakaguchi, Yoko Nishizawa

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Yoko Nishizawa equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ayumu Sakaguchi, Yoko Nishizawa

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Yusuke Kouzai,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Eiichi Minami,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Shigekazu Yano,

    Affiliation: Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan

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  • Hironori Koga,

    Affiliation: Department of Bioproduction Science, Ishikawa Prefectural University, Ishikawa, Japan

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  • Tetsuo Meshi,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Marie Nishimura mail

    marie@affrc.go.jp

    Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Published: August 23, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002882

About the Authors

Takashi Fujikawa, Ayumu Sakaguchi, Yoko Nishizawa, Yusuke Kouzai, Eiichi Minami, Tetsuo Meshi, Marie Nishimura
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Shigekazu Yano
Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan
Hironori Koga
Department of Bioproduction Science, Ishikawa Prefectural University, Ishikawa, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: marie@affrc.go.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TF MN TM. Performed the experiments: TF AS MN YN YK EM HK. Analyzed the data: TF MN TM AS YN YK EM HK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SY. Wrote the paper: MN TM TF.