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About this month's cover: The cereal powdery mildew fungus Blumeria graminis is thought to control plant immunity with effector proteins that target the host cell. In successful infections, the fungus establishes haustoria, feeding structures within the plant’s epidermal cells. The plant cells can be colonized by many haustoria simultaneously and remain alive (top panel). The development of B. graminis (here on barley) follows a determinate course: formation of appressoria, a penetration peg, and a haustorial initial, visible 48 h after inoculation (bottom, left). Once the first fully formed haustorium begins functioning, it feeds the colony, which then expands on the epidermis (bottom, right). For the article by Pliego et al., see page 633.
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