Flexible resource allocation during plant defense responses

@inproceedings{Schultz2013FlexibleRA,
  title={Flexible resource allocation during plant defense responses},
  author={Jack C. Schultz and Heidi M Appel and Abigail P. Ferrieri and Thomas M. Arnold},
  booktitle={Front. Plant Sci.},
  year={2013}
}
Plants are organisms composed of modules connected by xylem and phloem transport streams. Attack by both insects and pathogens elicits sometimes rapid defense responses in the attacked module. We have also known for some time that proteins are often reallocated away from pathogen-infected tissues, while the same infection sites may draw carbohydrates to them. This has been interpreted as a tug of war in which the plant withdraws critical resources to block microbial growth while the microbes… CONTINUE READING
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