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Biomechanical model for appressorial design in Magnaporthe grisea.

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The fungus Magnaporthe grisea, commonly referred to as the rice blast fungus, is responsible for destroying from 10% to 30% of the world's rice crop each year. The fungus attaches to the rice leaf and forms a dome-shaped structure, the appressorium, in which enormous pressures are generated that are used to blast a penetration peg through the rice cell walls and infect the plant. We develop a model of the appressorial design in terms of a bioelastic shell that can explain the shape of the app...

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10.1016/j.jtbi.2005.08.014

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Mathematical Institute
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of theoretical biology
Volume:
240
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-8
Publication date:
2006-05-01
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EISSN:
1095-8541
ISSN:
0022-5193
Source identifiers:
187710
Language:
English
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2013-11-16

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