The role of iron in plant host-pathogen interactions

Trends Microbiol. 1996 Jun;4(6):232-7. doi: 10.1016/0966-842X(96)10038-X.

Abstract

Iron is unlikely to be readily available in plant tissues for invading microorganisms. Soft rot, caused by Erwinia chrysanthemi strain 3937 on African violets, is a valuable model for studying the role of iron and its ligands in plant-pathogen interactions. These studies could lead to the development of new control strategies against microbial infections of plants.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Carbohydrate Sequence
  • Homeostasis
  • Iron / metabolism*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Pectins / chemistry
  • Pectins / metabolism
  • Pectobacterium chrysanthemi / genetics
  • Pectobacterium chrysanthemi / metabolism
  • Pectobacterium chrysanthemi / pathogenicity
  • Plant Diseases / microbiology
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Plants / microbiology*
  • Siderophores / metabolism
  • Virulence

Substances

  • Siderophores
  • Pectins
  • Iron