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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Signaling in Plant-Microbe Interactions

Authors
item Baker, Barbara
item Zambryski, Patricia - UC BERKELEY
item Staskawicz, Brian - UC BERKELEY
item Dinesh-Kumar, S. - USDA/UCB PGEC

Submitted to: Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 2, 1997
Publication Date: May 2, 1997
Citation: Baker, B.J., Zambryski, P., Staskawicz, B., Dinesh-Kumar, S.P. 1997. Signaling in plant-microbe interactions. Science 276(5313):726-733.

Interpretive Summary: Analysis of viral and bacterial pathogenesis has revealed common themes in the ways in which plants and animals respond to pathogenic agents. Unraveling the molecular basis of disease resistance pathways has laid a foundation for the rational design of crop protection strategies.

Technical Abstract: Analysis of viral and bacterial pathogenesis has revealed common themes in the ways in which plants and animals respond to pathogenic agents. Pathogenic bacteria use macromolecule delivery systems (types III and IV) to deliver microbial avirujence proteins and transfer DNA-protein complexes directly into plant cells The molecular events that constitute critical steps of plant-pathogen interactions seem to involve ligand-receptor mechanisms for pathogen recognition and the induction of signal transduction pathways in the plant that lead to defense responses. Unraveling the molecular basis of disease resistance pathways has laid a foundation for the rational design of crop protection strategies.

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