Resistance response physiology and signal transduction

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1998 Aug;1(4):305-10. doi: 10.1016/1369-5266(88)80051-7.


Plants defend themselves against pathogen attack by activating a multicomponent defense response. The activation of this response requires recognition of the pathogen and initiation of signal transduction processes that finally result in a spatially and temporally regulated expression of individual defense reactions. Several components involved in signaling resistance reactions have recently been identified and characterized.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Plant Physiological Phenomena*
  • Plants / metabolism
  • Plants / microbiology
  • Signal Transduction*