Phytohormone pathways as targets of pathogens to facilitate infection

Ma, Ka Wai and Ma, Wenbo (2016) Phytohormone pathways as targets of pathogens to facilitate infection. Plant Molecular Biology, 91 (6). pp. 713-725. ISSN 0167-4412

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Abstract

Plants are constantly threatened by potential pathogens. In order to optimize the output of defense against pathogens with distinct lifestyles, plants depend on hormonal networks to fine-tune specific responses and regulate growth-defense tradeoffs. To counteract, pathogens have evolved various strategies to disturb hormonal homeostasis and facilitate infection. Many pathogens synthesize plant hormones; more importantly, toxins and effectors are produced to manipulate hormonal crosstalk. Accumulating evidence has shown that pathogens exert extensive effects on plant hormone pathways not only to defeat immunity, but also modify habitat structure, optimize nutrient acquisition, and facilitate pathogen dissemination. In this review, we summarize mechanisms by which a wide array of pathogens gain benefits from manipulating plant hormone pathways.

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Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2016, The Author(s).
Uncontrolled Keywords: bacterial toxins,pathogen effectors,pathogenicity,phytohormones,plant immunity,virulence,agronomy and crop science,genetics,plant science ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100/1102
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Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2022 12:31
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 02:54
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/88157
DOI: 10.1007/s11103-016-0452-0

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