Caister Academic Press

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Curr. Issues Mol. Biol. (2016) 19: 99-120.

Oscillating Transcriptome during Rice-Magnaporthe Interaction

T.R. Sharma, Alok Das, Shallu Thakur, B.N. Devanna, Pankaj Kumar Singh, Priyanka Jain, Joshitha Vijayan and Shrawan Kumar

Rice blast disease caused by the fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae, is one of the most devastating diseases of rice. Deciphering molecular mechanism of host-pathogen interactions is of great importance in devising disease management strategies. Transcription being the first step for gene regulation in eukaryotes, basic understanding of the transcriptome is sine qua non for devising effective management strategy. The availability of genome sequences of rice and M. oryzae has facilitated the process to a large extent. The current review summarizes recent understanding of rice-blast pathosystem, application of transcriptomics approaches to understand the interactions employing different platforms, major determinants in the interaction and possibility of using certain candidate for conditioning enhanced disease resistance (Effector Triggered Immunity and PAMP Triggered Immunity) and downstream signalling in rice. A better understanding of the interaction elements and effective strategies hold potential to reduce yield losses in rice caused by M. oryzae.

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