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Plant-biotic interactions

This section considers studies in the interactions, both beneficial and deleterious , between plants and other organisms including all forms of symbiosis.

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  1. Geminivirus AC2 is a multifunctional protein that acts as a pathogenicity factor. Transcriptional regulation by AC2 appears to be mediated through interaction with a plant specific DNA binding protein, PEAPOD2...

    Authors: Lu Liu, Ho Yong Chung, Gabriela Lacatus, Surendranath Baliji, Jianhua Ruan and Garry Sunter

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:302

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  2. The SR/CAMTA proteins represent a small family of transcription activators that play important roles in plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Seven SlSR/CAMTA genes were identified in tomato as tomato c...

    Authors: Xiaohui Li, Lei Huang, Yafen Zhang, Zhigang Ouyang, Yongbo Hong, Huijuan Zhang, Dayong Li and Fengming Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:286

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  3. Verticillium dahliae (Vd) is a soil-borne vascular pathogen which causes severe wilt symptoms in a wide range of plants. The microsclerotia produced by the pathogen survive in soil for more than 15 years.

    Authors: Chao Sun, Yongqi Shao, Khabat Vahabi, Jing Lu, Samik Bhattacharya, Sheqin Dong, Kai-Wun Yeh, Irena Sherameti, Binggan Lou, Ian T Baldwin and Ralf Oelmüller

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:268

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  4. Potato late blight caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora infestans can lead to immense yield loss. We investigated the transcriptome of Solanum tubersoum (cv. Desiree) and characterized the secretome by qu...

    Authors: Dharani Dhar Burra, Oliver Berkowitz, Pete E Hedley, Jenny Morris, Svante Resjö, Fredrik Levander, Erland Liljeroth, Erik Andreasson and Erik Alexandersson

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:254

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  5. Jasmonates are involved in plant defense, participating in the timely induction of defense responses against insect herbivores from different feeding guilds and with different degrees of host specialization. I...

    Authors: Marko Bosch, Sonja Berger, Andreas Schaller and Annick Stintzi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:257

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  6. Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary is a necrotrophic fungal pathogen which causes disease in a wide range of plants. An observed decrease in photosynthetic performance is the primary reason for the reduction...

    Authors: Cheng Yang, Zishan Zhang, Huiyuan Gao, Meijun Liu and Xingli Fan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:240

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  7. The production of antimicrobial peptides is a common defense strategy of living cells against a wide range of pathogens. Plant snakin peptides inhibit bacterial and fungal growth at extremely low concentration...

    Authors: Araceli Nora García, Nicolás Daniel Ayub, Ana Romina Fox, María Cristina Gómez, María José Diéguez, Elba María Pagano, Carolina Andrea Berini, Jorge Prometeo Muschietti and Gabriela Soto

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:248

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  8. Endophytes are microbes that live within plants such as maize (corn, Zea mays L.) without causing disease. It is generally assumed that most endophytes originate from soil. If this is true, then as humans collect...

    Authors: David Johnston-Monje, Walaa Kamel Mousa, George Lazarovits and Manish N Raizada

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:233

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  9. Brassinosteroid hormones regulate many aspects of plant growth and development. The membrane receptor BRI1 is a central player in the brassinosteroid signaling cascade. Semi-dwarf ‘uzu’ barley carries a mutati...

    Authors: Shahin S Ali, Lokanadha R Gunupuru, G B Sunil Kumar, Mojibur Khan, Steve Scofield, Paul Nicholson and Fiona M Doohan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:227

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  10. The fungus Stagonospora nodorum is a necrotrophic pathogen of wheat. It causes disease by secreting proteinaceous effectors which interact with proteins encoded by dominant susceptibility genes in the host. The o...

    Authors: Britta Winterberg, Lauren A Du Fall, Xiaomin Song, Dana Pascovici, Natasha Care, Mark Molloy, Stephen Ohms and Peter S Solomon

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:215

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  11. Plants have developed a variety of mechanisms to counteract aphid attacks. They activate their defences by changing the expression of specific genes. Previously we identified an activation tag mutant of Arabidops...

    Authors: Xi Chen, Zhao Zhang, Richard G G Visser, Ben Vosman and Colette Broekgaarden

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:217

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  12. Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ (Lso) is a phloem-limited alphaproteobacterium associated with the devastating zebra chip disease of potato (Solanum tuberosum). Like other members of Liberibacter, Lso-ZC1 ...

    Authors: Guixia Hao, Marco Pitino, Fang Ding, Hong Lin, Ed Stover and Yongping Duan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:211

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  13. Plant viral infections disturb defense regulatory networks during tissue invasion. Emerging evidence demonstrates that a significant proportion of these alterations are mediated by hormone imbalances. Although...

    Authors: Maria Cecilia Rodriguez, Gabriela Conti, Diego Zavallo, Carlos Augusto Manacorda and Sebastian Asurmendi

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:210

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  14. Ancestral wheat relatives are important sources of genetic diversity for the introduction of novel traits for the improvement of modern bread wheat. In this study the aim was to assess the susceptibility of 34...

    Authors: Vanessa E McMillan, Richard J Gutteridge and Kim E Hammond-Kosack

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:212

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  15. Legumes have the unique capability to undergo root nodule and arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Both types of root endosymbiosis are regulated by NSP2, which is a target of microRNA171h (miR171h). Although, recen...

    Authors: Vinzenz Hofferek, Amelie Mendrinna, Nicole Gaude, Franziska Krajinski and Emanuel A Devers

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:199

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  16. The induction of plant defenses in response to herbivory is well documented. In addition, many plants prime their anti-herbivore defenses following exposure to environmental cues associated with increased risk...

    Authors: Anjel M Helms, Consuelo M De Moraes, Mark C Mescher and John F Tooker

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:173

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  17. Leguminous plants are able to form a root nodule symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria called rhizobia. This symbiotic association shows a high level of specificity. Beyond the specificity for the legum...

    Authors: Jinge Liu, Shengming Yang, Qiaolin Zheng and Hongyan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:167

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  18. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades are highly conserved signaling modules that mediate the transduction of extracellular stimuli via receptors/sensors into intracellular responses and play key ro...

    Authors: Xiaohui Li, Yafen Zhang, Lei Huang, Zhigang Ouyang, Yongbo Hong, Huijuan Zhang, Dayong Li and Fengming Song

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:166

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  19. Ca2+, a versatile intracellular second messenger in various signaling pathways, initiates many responses involved in growth, defense and tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress. Endogenous and exogenous signals in...

    Authors: Joy Michal Johnson, Michael Reichelt, Jyothilakshmi Vadassery, Jonathan Gershenzon and Ralf Oelmüller

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:162

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  20. The production and accumulation of pathogenesis-related proteins (PR proteins) in plants in response to biotic or abiotic stresses is well known and is considered as a crucial mechanism for plant defense. A pa...

    Authors: Sara Pereira Menezes, Edson Mario de Andrade Silva, Eline Matos Lima, Aurizângela Oliveira de Sousa, Bruno Silva Andrade, Livia Santos Lima Lemos, Karina Peres Gramacho, Abelmon da Silva Gesteira, Carlos Priminho Pirovani and Fabienne Micheli

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:161

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  21. Plant induced defense against herbivory are generally associated with metabolic costs that result in the allocation of photosynthates from growth and reproduction to the synthesis of defense compounds. Therefo...

    Authors: Simon Zebelo, Jill Piorkowski, Joseph Disi and Henry Fadamiro

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:140

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  22. The natural interactions between plant roots and their rhizospheric microbiome are vital to plant fitness, modulating both growth promotion and disease suppression. In rice (Oryza sativa), a globally important fo...

    Authors: Carla Spence, Emily Alff, Cameron Johnson, Cassandra Ramos, Nicole Donofrio, Venkatesan Sundaresan and Harsh Bais

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:130

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  23. Bean anthracnose is caused by the fungus Colletotrichum lindemuthianum (Sacc. & Magnus) Lams.- Scrib. Resistance to C. lindemuthianum in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) generally follows a qualitative mode of...

    Authors: Ana Campa, Cristina Rodríguez-Suárez, Ramón Giraldez and Juan José Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:115

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  24. Plants respond differently to mechanical wounding and herbivore attack, using distinct pathways for defense. The versatile sweet potato sporamin possesses multiple biological functions in response to stress. H...

    Authors: SenthilKumar Rajendran, I-Winnie Lin, Mei-Ju Chen, Chien-Yu Chen and Kai-Wun Yeh

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:112

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  25. Extensive studies using the model system Arabidopsis thaliana to elucidate plant defense signaling and pathway networks indicate that salicylic acid (SA) is the key hormone triggering the plant defense response a...

    Authors: Benjamin F Matthews, Hunter Beard, Eric Brewer, Sara Kabir, Margaret H MacDonald and Reham M Youssef

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:96

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  26. Verticillium longisporum is a soil-borne vascular pathogen infecting cruciferous hosts such as oilseed rape. Quantitative disease resistance (QDR) is the major control means, but its molecular basis is poorly und...

    Authors: Eva Häffner, Petr Karlovsky, Richard Splivallo, Anna Traczewska and Elke Diederichsen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:85

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  27. The production and use of biologically derived soil additives is one of the fastest growing sectors of the fertilizer industry. These products have been shown to improve crop yields while at the same time redu...

    Authors: Mohammad Babar Ali and David H McNear Jr

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:84

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  28. Phytophthora cinnamomi is a devastating pathogen worldwide and phosphite (Phi), an analogue of phosphate (Pi) is highly effective in the control of this pathogen. Phi also interferes with Pi starvation responses ...

    Authors: Leila Eshraghi, Jonathan P Anderson, Nader Aryamanesh, Jen A McComb, Bryan Shearer and Giles St J E Hardy

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:68

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  29. In plants, eIF4E translation initiation factors and their eIFiso4E isoforms are essential susceptibility factors for many RNA viruses, including potyviruses. Mutations altering these factors are a major source...

    Authors: Joan Estevan, Aramata Maréna, Caroline Callot, Séverine Lacombe, André Moretti, Carole Caranta and Jean-Luc Gallois

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:67

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  30. It is estimated that floral deception has evolved in at least 7500 species of angiosperms, of which two thirds are orchids. Epipactis veratrifolia (Orchidaceae) is a model system of aphid mimicry as aphidophagous...

    Authors: Xiao-Hua Jin, Zong-Xin Ren, Song-Zhi Xu, Hong Wang, De-Zhu Li and Zheng-Yu Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:63

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  31. Roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) and short interfering RNAs (siRNAs) in biotic stress responses, e.g., viral infection, have been demonstrated in plants by many studies. Tomato yellow leaf curl China virus (TYLCCNV...

    Authors: Bingguang Xiao, Xiuling Yang, Chu-Yu Ye, Yang Liu, Chenhai Yan, Yu Wang, Xiuping Lu, Yongping Li and Longjiang Fan

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:60

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  32. The use of auxin-producing rhizosphere bacteria as agricultural products promises increased root production and therefore greater phosphate (Pi) uptake. Whilst such bacteria promote root production in vitro, t...

    Authors: Peter J Talboys, Darren W Owen, John R Healey, Paul JA Withers and David L Jones

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:51

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  33. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are naturally occurring soil bacteria which benefit plants by improving plant productivity and immunity. The mechanisms involved in these processes include the regul...

    Authors: Rosa Porcel, Ángel María Zamarreño, José María García-Mina and Ricardo Aroca

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:36

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  34. In a cDNA-AFLP analysis comparing transcript levels between powdery mildew (Oidium neolycopersici)-susceptible tomato cultivar Moneymaker (MM) and near isogenic lines (NILs) carrying resistance gene Ol-1 or Ol-4,...

    Authors: Dongli Gao, Robin P Huibers, Annelies EHM Loonen, Richard GF Visser, Anne-Marie A Wolters and Yuling Bai

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:32

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  35. Head blast caused by the fungal plant pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae is an upcoming threat for wheat and barley cultivation. We investigated the nonhost response of barley to an isolate of the Magnaporthe species co...

    Authors: Rhoda Delventhal, Christian Falter, Roxana Strugala, Nina Zellerhoff and Ulrich Schaffrath

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:26

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  36. Proline (Pro) dehydrogenase (ProDH) potentiates the oxidative burst and cell death of the plant Hypersensitive Response (HR) by mechanisms not yet elucidated. ProDH converts Pro into ∆1 pyrroline-5-carboxylate (P...

    Authors: Mariela Inés Monteoliva, Yanina Soledad Rizzi, Nicolás Miguel Cecchini, Mohammad-Reza Hajirezaei and María Elena Alvarez

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:21

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  37. Rust diseases are of major importance in wheat production worldwide. With the constant evolution of new rust strains and their adaptation to higher temperatures, consistent and durable disease resistance is a ...

    Authors: Ruth R M Bryant, Graham R D McGrann, Alice R Mitchell, Henk-jan Schoonbeek, Lesley A Boyd, Cristobal Uauy, Steve Dorling and Christopher J Ridout

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2014 14:10

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  38. Repeated oscillations in intracellular calcium (Ca2+) concentration, known as Ca2+ spiking signals, have been described in plants for a limited number of cellular responses to biotic or abiotic stimuli and most n...

    Authors: Giulia Russo, Salvatore Spinella, Eva Sciacca, Paola Bonfante and Andrea Genre

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:224

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  39. Field pea (Pisum sativum L.) is a self-pollinating, diploid, cool-season food legume. Crop production is constrained by multiple biotic and abiotic stress factors, including salinity, that cause reduced growth an...

    Authors: Antonio Leonforte, Shimna Sudheesh, Noel OI Cogan, Philip A Salisbury, Marc E Nicolas, Michael Materne, John W Forster and Sukhjiwan Kaur

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:161

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  40. Wounded leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) within minutes after wounding and become resistant to the pathogenic fungus Botrytis cinerea at a local level. This fast response of th...

    Authors: Emna Beneloujaephajri, Alex Costa, Floriane L’Haridon, Jean-Pierre Métraux and Matteo Binda

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:160

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  41. The formation of functional symbiotic nodules is the result of a coordinated developmental program between legumes and rhizobial bacteria. Genetic analyses in legumes have been used to dissect the signaling pr...

    Authors: Agota Domonkos, Beatrix Horvath, John F Marsh, Gabor Halasz, Ferhan Ayaydin, Giles ED Oldroyd and Peter Kalo

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:157

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  42. The rice transcription factor WRKY45 plays a crucial role in salicylic acid (SA)/benzothiadiazole (BTH)-induced disease resistance. Its knockdown severely reduces BTH-induced resistance to the fungal pathogen Mag...

    Authors: Akira Nakayama, Setsuko Fukushima, Shingo Goto, Akane Matsushita, Masaki Shimono, Shoji Sugano, Chang-Jie Jiang, Aya Akagi, Muneo Yamazaki, Haruhiko Inoue and Hiroshi Takatsuji

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:150

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  43. In a previous study we have shown that wounding of Arabidopsis thaliana leaves induces a strong and transient immunity to Botrytis cinerea, the causal agent of grey mould. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are formed...

    Authors: Lehcen Benikhlef, Floriane L’Haridon, Eliane Abou-Mansour, Mario Serrano, Matteo Binda, Alex Costa, Silke Lehmann and Jean-Pierre Métraux

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:133

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  44. The canonical mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway plays a vital role in carrying out the normal growth and development of the plant. The pathway, connecting the upstreams signal with the ...

    Authors: Arsheed H Sheikh, Badmi Raghuram, Siddhi K Jalmi, Dhammaprakash P Wankhede, Pallavi Singh and Alok K Sinha

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:121

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  45. Plants have evolved an array of constitutive and inducible defense strategies to restrict pathogen ingress. However, some pathogens still manage to invade plants and impair growth and productivity. Previous st...

    Authors: Sridhar Ravichandran, Sophia L Stone, Bernhard Benkel and Balakrishnan Prithiviraj

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:107

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  46. Pathogen infection triggers a large-scale transcriptional reprogramming in plants, and the speed of this reprogramming affects the outcome of the infection. Our understanding of this process has significantly ...

    Authors: Christopher T DeFraia, Yongsheng Wang, Jiqiang Yao and Zhonglin Mou

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:102

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  47. Adult plant rust resistance genes Lr67 and Lr34 confer race non-specific resistance to multiple fungal pathogens of wheat. Induced, susceptible mutants were characterised for both genes.

    Authors: Wolfgang Spielmeyer, Rohit Mago, Colin Wellings and Michael Ayliffe

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2013 13:96

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