Host-pathogen warfare at the plant cell wall.

@article{Hmaty2009HostpathogenWA,
  title={Host-pathogen warfare at the plant cell wall.},
  author={Kian H{\'e}maty and Candice Cherk and Shauna Somerville},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={406-13}
}
Plants have evolved sensory mechanisms to detect pathogen attack and trigger signalling pathways that induce rapid defence responses. These mechanisms include not only direct detection of pathogen-derived elicitors (e.g. pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and avirulence factors or effectors) but also indirect sensing of pathogens' impact on the host plant. Among the first plant barriers to pathogen ingress are the cell wall and the cuticle. For those pathogens that penetrate the… CONTINUE READING
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