Lipochitooligosaccharide recognition: an ancient story.

  title={Lipochitooligosaccharide recognition: an ancient story.},
  author={Yan Liang and Katalin Toth and Yangrong Cao and Kiwamu Tanaka and Catherine Espinoza and Gary Stacey},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  volume={204 2},
Chitin is the second most abundant polysaccharide in nature, found in crustacean shells, insect exoskeletons and fungal cell walls. The action of chitin and chitin derivatives on plants has become a very interesting story of late. Chitin is a b1-4-linked polymer of N-acetyl-Dglucosamine(GlcNAc). In this unmodified form, chitooligosaccharides (degree of polymerization(dp) = 6–8)) are strong inducers of plant innate immunity. By contrast, when these chitooligosaccharides are acylated (so-called… CONTINUE READING