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  • n. Plural form of oomycete.

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  • n. nonphotosynthetic fungi that resemble algae and that reproduce by forming oospores; sometimes classified as protoctists

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Examples

  • Microbes using this infection mechanism include fungi that are currently causing wheat rust epidemics in Africa and Asia, and a class of parasitic algae, called oomycetes, that resulted in the Irish potato blight of the 19th Century.

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  • Fungi and fungal-like microbes known as oomycetes produce effector molecules that penetrate cells and switch off the host's defense system.

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  • The researchers also found evidence suggesting that fungi and oomycetes might infect humans and animals through the same newly-discovered mechanism as they use to infect plants.

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  • By contrast, the mechanism used by fungi and oomycetes -- neither of which have an injection apparatus -- to slip their effectors into plant cells had not been previously identified before.

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  • The novelty and simplicity of the mechanism used by fungi and oomycetes to insert their effectors into host cells.

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  • The discovery that fungi and oomycetes use the same binding mechanism to introduce effectors into plant cells, even though these two classes of microbes are evolutionarily distinct from one another.

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  • This finding opens new potential avenues for developing therapies for fighting diseases caused by fungi and oomycetes.

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  • It was previously known that some bacteria, fungi and oomycetes infect plants by slipping effectors that disable immune systems into plant cells.

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  • In addition, in water environments, oomycetes cause destructive diseases in people and animals.

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  • Also, the binding lipid used by the effectors of fungi and oomycetes had never before been detected on cell surfaces (although it had been detected inside cells).

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