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    Proteomic response of Trichoderma aggressivum f. europaeum to Agaricus bisporus tissue and mushroom compost

    O'Brien, Matt and Grogan, Helen and Kavanagh, Kevin (2014) Proteomic response of Trichoderma aggressivum f. europaeum to Agaricus bisporus tissue and mushroom compost. Fungal Biology, 118 (9-10). pp. 785-791. ISSN 1878-6146

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    A cellular proteomic analysis was performed on Trichoderma aggressivum f. europaeum. Thirty-four individual protein spots were excised from 2-D electropherograms and analysed by ESI-Trap Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS). Searches of the NCBInr and SwissProt protein databases identified functions for 31 of these proteins based on sequence homology. A differential expression study was performed on the intracellular fraction of T. aggressivum f. europaeum grown in media containing Agaricus bisporus tissue and Phase 3 mushroom compost compared to a control medium. Differential expression was observed for seven proteins, three of which were upregulated in both treatments, two were down regulated in both treatments and two showed qualitatively different regulation under the two treatments. No proteins directly relating to fungal cell wall degradation or other mycoparasitic activity were observed. Functions of differentially produced intracellular proteins included oxidative stress tolerance, cytoskeletal structure, and cell longevity. Differential production of these proteins may contribute to the growth of T. aggressivum in mushroom compost and its virulence toward A. bisporus.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Fungal pathogen; Mushroom production; Mycoparasite; Stress tolerance; Virulence;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Biology
    Item ID: 7562
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    Depositing User: Dr. Kevin Kavanagh
    Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2016 15:41
    Journal or Publication Title: Fungal Biology
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Teagasc
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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