Isolation of putative defense-related genes from Arabidopsis thaliana and expression in fungal elicitor-treated cells

Plant Mol Biol. 1993 Jan;21(2):385-9. doi: 10.1007/BF00019954.


Numerous Arabidopsis genes have been cloned that correspond to putative pathogen defense-related genes identified in parsley (Petroselinum crispum). Treatment of Arabidopsis cells with fungal elicitor leads to rapid accumulation of the respective mRNAs with time courses comparable to those observed for their counterparts in parsley. Evolutionary sequence conservation of many of these genes in several plant species suggests they code for important plant functions.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / genetics*
  • Arabidopsis / parasitology
  • Arabidopsis / physiology
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • DNA / genetics*
  • DNA / isolation & purification
  • Genes*
  • Glucans / pharmacology*
  • Phytophthora / pathogenicity*
  • Plants / genetics*
  • RNA, Messenger / genetics
  • RNA, Messenger / metabolism
  • Restriction Mapping


  • Glucans
  • RNA, Messenger
  • DNA