Characterization of a mitogen-activated protein kinase gene from cucumber required for trichoderma-conferred plant resistance.

@article{Shoresh2006CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a mitogen-activated protein kinase gene from cucumber required for trichoderma-conferred plant resistance.},
  author={Michal Shoresh and Amit Gal-On and Diana Leibman and I. L. Chet},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={142 3},
  pages={1169-79}
}
The fungal biocontrol agent Trichoderma asperellum has been recently shown to induce systemic resistance in plants through a mechanism that employs jasmonic acid and ethylene signal transduction pathways. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) proteins have been implicated in the signal transduction of a wide variety of plant stress responses. Here we report the identification and characterization of a Trichoderma-induced MAPK (TIPK) gene function in cucumber (Cucumis sativus). Similar to its… CONTINUE READING