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Zearalenone detoxification by zearalenone hydrolase is important for the antagonistic ability of Clonostachys rosea against mycotoxigenic Fusarium graminearum
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2014 (English)In: Fungal Biology, ISSN 1878-6146, Vol. 118, no 4, 364-373 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The fungus Clonostachys rosea is antagonistic against plant pathogens, including Fusarium grarninearum, which produces the oestrogenic mycotoxin zearalenone (ZEA). ZEA inhibits other fungi, and C. rosea can detoxify ZEA through the enzyme zearalenone lactonohydrolase (ZHD101). As the relevance of ZEA detoxification for biocontrol is unknown, we studied regulation and function of ZHD101 in C. rosea. Quantitative reverse-transcription PCR revealed zhd101 gene expression in all conditions studied and demonstrated dose-dependent induction by ZEA. Known inducers of the Polyketide Synthase pathway did not induce zhd101 expression, suggesting specificity of the enzyme towards ZEA. To assess the role of ZHD101 during biocontrol interactions, we generated two Delta zhd101 mutants incapable of ZEA-detoxification and confirmed their defect in degrading ZEA by HPLC. The Delta zhd101 mutants displayed a lower in vitro ability to inhibit growth of the ZEA-producing F. graminearum (strain 1104-14) compared to the wild type. In contrast, all three C. rosea strains equally inhibited growth of the F. graminearum mutant (Delta PKS4), which is impaired in ZEA-production. Furthermore, the Delta zhd101 mutants failed to protect wheat seedlings against foot rot caused by the ZEA-producing F. graminearum. These data show that ZEA detoxification by ZHD101 is important for the biocontrol ability of C. rosea against F. graminearum.

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2014. Vol. 118, no 4, 364-373 p.
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Biological control, Fusarium foot rot, Mycotoxin, ZEA, Zhd101
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Biological Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-146570DOI: 10.1016/j.funbio.2014.01.005ISI: 000336116200002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84898896636OAI: diva2:724601

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