Transcriptional control of plant genes responsive to pathogens

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1998 Aug;1(4):311-5. doi: 10.1016/1369-5266(88)80052-9.


Transcriptional activation of genes is a vital part of the plants defence system against pathogens. Cis-acting elements within the promoters of many of these genes have recently been defined and investigators have started to isolate their cognate trans-acting factors. Some of these factors have counterparts in animals, whereas others are present only in plants, reflecting the fact that plants have developed a unique defence system.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Gene Expression Regulation, Plant*
  • Genes, Plant*
  • Plants / genetics
  • Plants / microbiology*
  • Transcription, Genetic*