Early events in host-pathogen interactions

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1999 Aug;2(4):312-9. doi: 10.1016/S1369-5266(99)80055-7.


Research focused on early events in host-pathogen interactions has provided new insights into fundamental aspects of microbial pathogenicity and plant responses. Considerable progress has been made in understanding regulation of the delivery of pathogenicity determinants from bacteria into plant cells, signal cascades involved in fungal pathogenicity, the co-ordinating role of the plant cytoskeleton in plant defence and calcium flux as a primary signalling function during the hypersensitive reaction.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / enzymology
  • Bacteria / pathogenicity*
  • Cell Wall
  • Fungi / pathogenicity
  • Fungi / physiology*
  • Phosphotransferases / metabolism
  • Plants / immunology*
  • Plants / microbiology
  • Signal Transduction
  • Virulence


  • Phosphotransferases