||The Phytophthora mating hormone α2 is an antagonist of the counterhormone α1
Zhang, Li ,
Yajima, ArataOjika, Makoto
Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
1065 , 2016-03-29 , Taylor & Francis
The crop destroyer Phytophthora uses mating hormones α1 and α2 to commence its sexual reproduction. The α1-induced sexual reproduction of the A2 mating type was unexpectedly found to be interfered with by the counterhormone α2 that the A2 type itself produces to induce the sexual reproduction of the A1 type. A plausible mechanism is proposed based on structure–activity relationships.