Elicitor recognition, signal transduction and induced resistance in plants

Mishra, A.K. and Sharma , K. and Misra, R.S. (2011) Elicitor recognition, signal transduction and induced resistance in plants. Journal of Plant Interactions. p. 26.

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The most viable and practical option for the management of plant diseases is disease resistance. However, in most of the crop plants, natural resistance against pathogens is rare. Breeding resistant varieties is a long-term process and the possibility of resistance being broken always exists. Induced resistance exploiting natural defense machinery of plants is indeed an alternative, nonconventional and ecologically friendly approach for plant protection. Its introduction into agricultural practice could minimize the scope of chemical control, thus contributing to the development of sustainable agriculture. Induced resistance can be defined as an increased expression of natural defense mechanisms of plants against various types of pathogens, provoked by a range of factors: pathogens causing hypersensitive necrotic reaction, avirulent or attenuated pathogenic strains, and elicitors of pathogenic origin (glucans, proteins, lipids, etc.). Induced resistance, being based on the expression of latent genetic information present in plants, is not underlaid by genome alterations (mutations, introgression of foreign genetic material), thus enhancing its biological safety. In this communication, classes of elicitor, their signal perception, transduction and induced defense gene activation has been described

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: plant diseases, plant pathogen interaction, elicitor, induced resistance, biological safety
Author Affiliation: URMITE, CNRS-UMR IRD 6236, Faculty of Medicine, University of Mediterranee, 27, Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385, Marseille Cedex 5, France
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 03:58
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2011 03:58
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1742914...
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/2660

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