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Research Article

A Novel High-Affinity Sucrose Transporter Is Required for Virulence of the Plant Pathogen Ustilago maydis

  • Ramon Wahl equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ramon Wahl, Kathrin Wippel

    Affiliations: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Biosciences, Department of Genetics, Karlsruhe, Germany, Max-Planck-Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

    Current address: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Biosciences, Department of Genetics, Karlsruhe, Germany

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  • Kathrin Wippel equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ramon Wahl, Kathrin Wippel

    Affiliation: Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Molecular Plant Physiology, Erlangen, Germany

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  • Sarah Goos,

    Affiliation: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Biosciences, Department of Genetics, Karlsruhe, Germany

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  • Jörg Kämper mail,

    joerg.kaemper@kit.edu (JK); nsauer@biologie.uni-erlangen.de (NS)

    Affiliations: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Biosciences, Department of Genetics, Karlsruhe, Germany, Max-Planck-Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

    Current address: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Biosciences, Department of Genetics, Karlsruhe, Germany

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  • Norbert Sauer mail

    joerg.kaemper@kit.edu (JK); nsauer@biologie.uni-erlangen.de (NS)

    Affiliation: Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Molecular Plant Physiology, Erlangen, Germany

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  • Published: February 09, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000303

About the Authors

Ramon Wahl, Sarah Goos, Jörg Kämper
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Applied Biosciences, Department of Genetics, Karlsruhe, Germany
Ramon Wahl, Jörg Kämper
Max-Planck-Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
Kathrin Wippel, Norbert Sauer
Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Molecular Plant Physiology, Erlangen, Germany

Corresponding Authors

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: RW KW JK NS. Performed the experiments: RW KW SG. Analyzed the data: RW KW JK NS. Wrote the paper: JK NS.