Elicitins are a family of small proteins secreted by Phytophthora, which induce leaf necrosis in infected plants. Here, we report the cloning of Elicitin gene from P. capsici, an Oomycete plant pathogen which causes significant damage to a broad range of host plants.
Citation: Vijesh Kumar IP, Reena N, Anandaraj M, Eapen SJ, Johnson GK, et al. (2013) Amplification, Cloning and In silico Prediction of Full Length Elicitin Gene from Phytophthora capsici, the Causal Agent of Foot Rot Disease of Black Pepper. J Plant Pathol Microb 4: 181