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Primary Metabolism and Plant Defense--Fuel for the Fire

Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/32560
Abstract:
Plants have the ability to recognize and respond to a multitude of microorganisms. Recognition of pathogens results in a massive reprogramming of the plant cell to activate and deploy defense responses to halt pathogen growth. Such responses are associated with increased demands for energy, reducing equivalents, and carbon skeletons that are provided by primary metabolic pathways. Although pathogen recognition and downstream resistance responses have been the focus of major study, an intriguing and comparatively understudied phenomenon is how plants are able to recruit energy for the defense response. To that end, this review will summarize current research on energy-producing primary metabolism pathways and their role in fueling the resistance response.
Author(s):
Bolton, Melvin D.
Subject(s):
plants , plant pathogens , resistance mechanisms , disease resistance , cell physiology , microbial growth , energy metabolism , redox reactions , literature reviews , biochemical pathways
Format:
p. 487-497.
Note:
Includes references
Source:
Molecular plant-microbe interactions : MPMI 2009 May, v. 22, no. 5
Language:
English
Year:
2009
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
File:
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Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.