Plant Pathogenesis by Harry Wheeler M. S., Ph. D. (auth.)

By Harry Wheeler M. S., Ph. D. (auth.)

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8) with those formed on susceptible maize (Fig. 9). The most obvious difference is the time required for penetration, less than 9 hrs on susceptible maize but more than 48 hrs on resistant oats. A second difference is the thickness and conformation of the electron-lucent inner wall that forms in the floor of the appressorium. On resistant oats it is much thicker than on maize and shows inward bucklings that suggest that much more mechanical force has been applied. Third, on maize this inner wall extends to form a sheath around the infection hypha, whereas on oats such extension either does not occur or, if it does, the sheath is so thin as to be barely detectable.

Those surrounding haustoria have been termed sheaths, encapsulations or encasements. All of these structures have certain features in common. They are either continuous with or a part of host cell walls and they consist of an electron-lucent matrix in which dense amorphous or membranous materials are embedded. Since the function and nature of these structures are not known, Bracker and Littlefield (1973) have suggested that the term cell-wall appositions be used for structures other than those surrounding haustoria.

The nature and possible function of the distinctive electron-lucent wall which surrounds infection hyphae in susceptible cells (Fig. 9) has been discussed by Politis and Wheeler (1973). They point out that it serves to preclude any direct physical contact between the protoplasts of the plant and the pathogen, and in this respect, at least, it resembles the encapsulations which surround haustoria of biotrophic pathogens. The fact that it is greatly reduced or absent in resistant interactions (Fig.

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