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MAP kinase signalling cascade in Arabidopsis innate immunity
There is remarkable conservation in the recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) by innate immune responses of plants, insects and mammals. We developed an Arabidopsis thalianaExpand
FLS2: an LRR receptor-like kinase involved in the perception of the bacterial elicitor flagellin in Arabidopsis.
Flagellin, the main protein of the bacterial flagella, elicits defence responses and alters growth in Arabidopsis seedlings. Previously, we identified the FLS1 locus, which confers flagellinExpand
A single locus determines sensitivity to bacterial flagellin in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Peptides corresponding to the most conserved domain of eubacterial flagellin act as potent elicitors in cells of different plant species. In intact Arabidposis thaliana seedlings these peptidesExpand
Flagellin perception: a paradigm for innate immunity.
There are surprising similarities between how animals and plants perceive pathogens. In animals, innate immunity is based on the recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns. This isExpand
Both the Extracellular Leucine-Rich Repeat Domain and the Kinase Activity of FLS2 Are Required for Flagellin Binding and Signaling in Arabidopsis
In Arabidopsis, activation of defense responses by flagellin is triggered by the specific recognition of the most conserved domain of flagellin, represented by the peptide flg22, in a processExpand
Cytosolic and Plastoglobule-targeted Carotenoid Dioxygenases from Crocus sativus Are Both Involved in β-Ionone Release*
Saffron, the processed stigma of Crocus sativus, is characterized by the presence of several apocarotenoids that contribute to the color, flavor, and aroma of the spice. However, little is knownExpand
Sensitivity of Different Ecotypes and Mutants ofArabidopsis thaliana toward the Bacterial Elicitor Flagellin Correlates with the Presence of Receptor-binding Sites*
Flagellin, the main building block of the bacterial flagellum, acts as potent elicitor of defense responses in different plant species. Genetic analysis in Arabidopsis thaliana identified twoExpand
Implications of Carotenoid Biosynthetic Genes in Apocarotenoid Formation during the Stigma Development of Crocus sativus and Its Closer Relatives1
Crocus sativus is a triploid sterile plant characterized by its long red stigmas, which produce and store significant quantities of the apocarotenoids crocetin and crocin, formed from the oxidativeExpand
Glucosylation of the saffron apocarotenoid crocetin by a glucosyltransferase isolated from Crocus sativus stigmas
Saffron, the dry stigma of Crocus sativus L., is considered to be the world’s most expensive spice. Three major apocarotenoids—crocin, crocetin and picrocrocin—are responsible for the colour andExpand
A global perspective on carotenoids: Metabolism, biotechnology, and benefits for nutrition and health.
Carotenoids are lipophilic isoprenoid compounds synthesized by all photosynthetic organisms and some non-photosynthetic prokaryotes and fungi. With some notable exceptions, animals (including humans)Expand