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Author Vidhyasekaran, P., author

Title PAMP signals in plant innate immunity : signal perception and transduction / P. Vidhyasekaran
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 442 pages) : illustrations
Series Signaling and Communication in Plants
Signaling and communication in plants.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. PAMP signaling in Plant Innate Immunity -- 3. G-proteins as Molecular Switches in Signal Transduction -- 4. Calcium Ion Signaling System: Calcium Signatures and Sensors -- 5. Reactive Oxygen Species and Cognate Redox Signaling System in Plant Innate Immunity -- 6. Nitric oxide Signaling System in Plant Innate Immunity -- 7. Mitogen-activated Protein Kinase Cascades in Plant Innate Immunity -- 8. Phospholipids Signaling System in Plant Innate Immunity -- 9. Protein Phosphorylation and Dephosphorylation in Plant Immune Signaling Systems -- 10. Ubiquitin-Proteasome System-mediated Protein Degradation in Defense Signaling
Summary Plant innate immunity is a potential surveillance system of plants and is the first line of defense against invading pathogens. The immune system is a sleeping system in unstressed healthy plants and is activated on perception of the pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMP; the pathogens signature) of invading pathogens. The PAMP alarm/danger signals are perceived by plant pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs). The plant immune system uses several second messengers to encode information generated by the PAMPs and deliver the information downstream of PRRs to proteins which decode/interpret signals and initiate defense gene expression. Activation of the sleeping plant innate immune system by using different biotechnological tools would suppress the development of a wide range of plant pathogens in economically important crop plants. Enhancement of disease resistance through altered regulation of plant immunity signaling systems would be a durable and publicly acceptable technology in plant disease management. This book describes the most fascinating PAMP-PRR signaling complex and signal transduction systems. It also discusses the highly complex networks of signaling pathways involved in transmission of the signals to induce distinctly different defense-related genes to mount offence against different biotrophic, hemibiotrophic, and necrotrophic pathogens
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Plant cellular signal transduction.
Plant immunology.
Signal Transduction.
Plant Immunity.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789400774261 (electronic bk.)
9400774265 (electronic bk.)
(cloth)