Research report 2011 - Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

The makings of a robust plant immune system

Parker, Jane E.
Abteilung Molekulare Phytopathologie
Plants display remarkable robustness against attempted pathogen infection and in their natural environment disease is the exception. Analysis of Arabidopsis plants is illuminating some fundamental processes by which plants recognize and resist microbial pathogen invasion. What emerges from recent studies is a set of distinct immune response branches in different parts of the host cell which are strictly coordinated to produce effective immunity.

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