Botrytis cinerea is a necrotrophic fungs that causes billions of dollars in agricultural damage every year.  The BcSnod virulence factors are proteins secreted in teh early stages of infection.  Structure/function work on these virulence factors is underway along with characterization of their mechanism of action.  Related to the BcSnods is the search for natural product antifungals against B. cinerea.

B. cinerea Life Cycle

Bcinerea LifeCycle


 Recombinant Production of BcSnod Virulence Factors

BcSnod Expression


In Planta Activity

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Snod1 Tomato