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Research Article

Phytoplasma Effector SAP54 Hijacks Plant Reproduction by Degrading MADS-box Proteins and Promotes Insect Colonization in a RAD23-Dependent Manner

  • Allyson M. MacLean,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

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  • Zigmunds Orlovskis,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

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  • Krissana Kowitwanich,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

    Current address: J.R. Simplot Company, Simplot Plant Sciences, Boise, Idaho, United States of America

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  • Anna M. Zdziarska,

    Affiliation: Bioscience, Plant Research International, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Gerco C. Angenent,

    Affiliations: Bioscience, Plant Research International, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Richard G. H. Immink,

    Affiliation: Bioscience, Plant Research International, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Saskia A. Hogenhout mail

    saskia.hogenhout@jic.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 08, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001835

About the Authors

Allyson M. MacLean, Zigmunds Orlovskis, Krissana Kowitwanich, Saskia A. Hogenhout
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Anna M. Zdziarska, Gerco C. Angenent, Richard G. H. Immink
Bioscience, Plant Research International, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Gerco C. Angenent
Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: saskia.hogenhout@jic.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: AMM GCA RGHI SAH. Performed the experiments: AMM ZO KK AMZ. Analyzed the data: AMM ZO KK AMZ GCA RGHI SAH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AMM GCA RGHI SAH. Wrote the paper: AMM SAH. Edited the manuscript: AMM ZO KK AMZ GCA RGHI SAH.