Hydrophobins and fungal infection of plants and animals Academic Article uri icon


  • Hydrophobins are among the most important structural proteins produced by fungi. Their least-understood function is how they act to promote infection-related morphogenesis. Although the hydrophobin of at least one plant pathogen appears to be involved as a signal molecule in pathogenesis, a role for hydrophobins in animal pathogenesis has not been convincingly documented.

author list (cited authors)

  • Ebbole, D. J.

citation count

  • 31

publication date

  • October 1997