What lies beneath: belowground defense strategies in plants

De Coninck, Barbara, Timmermans, Pieter, Vos, Christine, Cammue, Bruno P. A. and Kazan, Kemal (2015) What lies beneath: belowground defense strategies in plants. Trends in Plant Science, 20 2: 91-101. doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2014.09.007


Author De Coninck, Barbara
Timmermans, Pieter
Vos, Christine
Cammue, Bruno P. A.
Kazan, Kemal
Title What lies beneath: belowground defense strategies in plants
Journal name Trends in Plant Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-1385
1878-4372
Publication date 2015-02-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.tplants.2014.09.007
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 20
Issue 2
Start page 91
End page 101
Total pages 11
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Diseases caused by soil-borne pathogens result worldwide in significant yield losses in economically important crops. In contrast to foliar diseases, relatively little is known about the nature of root defenses against these pathogens. This review summarizes the current knowledge on root infection strategies, root-specific preformed barriers, pathogen recognition, and defense signaling. Studies reviewed here suggest that many commonalities as well as differences exist in defense strategies employed by roots and foliar tissues during pathogen attack. Importantly, in addition to pathogens, plant roots interact with a plethora of non-pathogenic and symbiotic microorganisms. Therefore, a good understanding of how plant roots interact with the microbiome would be particularly important to engineer resistance to root pathogens without negatively altering root-beneficial microbe interactions.
Keyword Arabidopsis
Soil-borne pathogens
Root defenses
Rhizosphere
Effectors
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 9 Oct 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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