TABLE 1

Pyruvate suppressed M. oryzae appressorium formation

StrainAP%a
Untreated0.25 mM pyruvate0.50 mM pyruvate
Wild type87.2 ± 3.590.65 ± 9.27.5 ± 0.7**
PKOX91.5 ± 9.274.3 ± 17.113.1 ± 8.5**
PK(M1)OX94.7 ± 3.491.6 ± 3.518.0 ± 24.1**
PK(M2)OX92.0 ± 5.687.5 ± 13.453.0 ± 16.8**
  • a AP%, percent appressorium formation. The values are means ± standard errors (SE) derived from three independent repeats (n ≥ 50 for each instance). Values for pyruvate-treated conidia that are significantly different from the values for the untreated condition for the same strain are indicated by a pair of asterisks.