F. C. Alvim, Mattos, E. M., Pirovani, C. P., Gramacho, K., Pungartnik, C., Brendel, M., Cascardo, J. C. M., and Vincentz, M.
, “Carbon source-induced changes in the physiology of the cacao pathogen Moniliophthora perniciosa (Basidiomycetes) affect mycelial morphology and secretion of necrosis-inducing proteins”
, vol. 8, pp. 1035-1050, 2009.
Quantitative and qualitative relationships were found between secreted proteins and their activity, and the hyphal morphology of Moniliophthora perniciosa, the causal agent of witches’ broom disease in Theobroma cacao. This fungus was grown on fermentable and non-fermentable carbon sources; significant differences in mycelial morphology were observed and correlated with the carbon source.