volume 79, issue 7, P1183-1190 2015
DOI: 10.1080/09168451.2015.1015951
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Megumi Narukawa-Nara, Kengo Sasaki, Akira Ishii, Kouhei Baba, Kanako Amano, Misa Kuroki, Ken-ichiro Saitoh, Takashi Kamakura

Abstract: The ascomycete Pyricularia oryzae (teleomorph: Magnaporthe oryzae) causes one of the most serious diseases known as rice blast. The Nijmegen breakage syndrome protein (NBS1) is essential for DNA repair; thus, we studied the P. oryzae NBS1 homolog (PoNBS1). A PoNBS1 null mutant exhibited high sensitivity to DNA damage-inducing agents. The mutant also exhibited the retarded hyphal growth, and induced abnormal conidial germination and shape, but showed normal appressorium formation. The phenotypes of the null mut…

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