Plant biotic stress and proteomics

Sergeant, K. and Renaut, J. (2010) Plant biotic stress and proteomics. Current Proteomics, 7 (4). pp. 275-297.

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Being sessile, plants mainly depend on physiological and metabolic adaptations to obtain the phenotypic flexibility required to withstand the adverse biotic and abiotic growth conditions with which they are faced everyday. While the responses of plants to abiotic stresses are mainly focussed on maintaining cellular homeostasis, in the response to biotic stresses, the compatible or incompatible interaction between two different biotic entities, some very specific responses can be discerned. The specificity of biotic stresses, generally limited to a small group of related plant species, makes that these events cannot be studied using the established model species for plant molecular research. Therefore, an overview of the techniques and tools used for the identification of proteins in biotic stress studies will be given. The text is subdivided in two main sections, a first part focussed on an overview of the techniques that are currently used in the study of biological question using proteomics (e.g. gel- or non-gel-based techniques, posttranslational modifications or PTM) and a second part wherein some examples of biotic stress studies on plants are discussed. Because expert reviews on literature concerning the interactions of plants with the different groups of biotic stressors are part of this special issue, the emphasis is on the experimental methods and techniques used.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Environment and Agrobiotechnologies, Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann, 41 rue du Brill, L-4422 Belvaux, G.D. Luxembourg
Subjects: Plant Protection
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Syamala
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2011 08:34
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2011 08:34
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