Bacterial Elicitation and Evasion of Plant Innate Immunity

Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2006 Aug;7(8):601-11. doi: 10.1038/nrm1984.

Abstract

Recent research on plant responses to bacterial attack has identified extracellular and intracellular host receptors that recognize conserved pathogen-associated molecular patterns and more specialized virulence proteins, respectively. These findings have shed light on our understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which bacteria elicit host defences and how pathogens have evolved to evade or suppress these defences.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacteria* / immunology
  • Bacteria* / pathogenicity
  • Cell Death
  • Immunity, Innate / genetics
  • Immunity, Innate / physiology*
  • Molecular Mimicry
  • Plant Diseases* / microbiology
  • Plant Growth Regulators / metabolism
  • Plants / genetics
  • Plants / immunology*
  • Plants / microbiology*
  • R Factors / genetics
  • R Factors / metabolism
  • Virulence Factors / metabolism

Substances

  • Plant Growth Regulators
  • Virulence Factors