Autophagy differentially controls plant basal immunity to biotrophic and necrotrophic pathogens.

@article{Lenz2011AutophagyDC,
  title={Autophagy differentially controls plant basal immunity to biotrophic and necrotrophic pathogens.},
  author={Heike D. Lenz and Eva Maria Haller and Eric Melzer and Karina Kober and K. G. Wurster and Mark E. Stahl and Diane C Bassham and Richard D Vierstra and Jane E Parker and Jaqueline Bautor and Antonio Molina and Viviana Escudero and T. Shindo and Renier A L van der Hoorn and Andrea A Gust and Thorsten N{\"u}rnberger},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={818-30}
}
In plants, autophagy has been assigned 'pro-death' and 'pro-survival' roles in controlling programmed cell death associated with microbial effector-triggered immunity. The role of autophagy in basal immunity to virulent pathogens has not been addressed systematically, however. Using several autophagy-deficient (atg) genotypes, we determined the function of autophagy in basal plant immunity. Arabidopsis mutants lacking ATG5, ATG10 and ATG18a develop spreading necrosis upon infection with the… CONTINUE READING

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