Auxin Crosstalk to Plant Immune Networks: A Plant-Pathogen Interaction Perspective

Author(s): Muhammad Naseem, Mugdha Srivastava, Muhammad Tehseen, Nazeer Ahmed.

Journal Name: Current Protein & Peptide Science

Volume 16 , Issue 5 , 2015

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The plant hormone auxin regulates a whole repertoire of plant growth and development. Many plant-associated microorganisms, by virtue of their auxin production capability, mediate phytostimulation effects on plants. Recent studies, however, demonstrate diverse mechanisms whereby plant pathogens manipulate auxin biosynthesis, signaling and transport pathways to promote host susceptibility. Auxin responses have been coupled to their antagonistic and synergistic interactions with salicylic acid and jasmonate mediated defenses, respectively. Here, we discuss that a better understanding of auxin crosstalk to plant immune networks would enable us to engineer crop plants with higher protection and low unintended yield losses.

Keywords: Plant immunity, auxin, biotrophs, effectors.

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VOLUME: 16
ISSUE: 5
Year: 2015
Page: [389 - 394]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/1389203716666150330124911
Price: $58

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