Rice blast caused by Magnaporthe oryzae is one of the most destructive fungal diseases of rice and a model for studying fungal-plant interactions. The fungus penetrates plant cells with appressoria and develops the narrow primary invasive hyphae (IH) and, subsequently, the bulbous secondary IH. As a hemibiotrophic pathogen, biotrophic IH are enclosed in the extra-invasive-hyphal membrane (EIHM) produced by the plant cells . Like many other fungal pathogens , M. oryzae secretes effector proteins to manipulate plant immunity and physiology to promote infection.
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Zhang, Shijie and Xu, Jin-Rong, "Effectors and Effector Delivery in Magnaporthe oryzae." (2014). Department of Botany and Plant Pathology Faculty Publications. Paper 1.