Brassinosteroids modulate plant immunity at multiple levels.

  title={Brassinosteroids modulate plant immunity at multiple levels.},
  author={Zhi-Yong Wang},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={109 1},
U pon detection of microbe-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs), plants usually shift cellular activities from normal growth to defense responses called microbeor pathogen-induced immunity (MTI or PTI) (1, 2). Effective regulation of the tradeoffs between growth and immunity according to physiological and pathological conditions is critical for plant fitness in nature. The leucine-rich repeat receptor kinase (LRR-RK) BAK1 has been considered a candidate for mediating such a tradeoff, because… CONTINUE READING