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The innate immune signaling system as a regulator of disease resistance and induced systemic resistance activity against Verticillium dahliae

Gkizi, Danai ; Lehmann, Silke ; L’Haridon, Floriane ; Serrano, Mario ; Paplomatas, Epaminondas J. ; Métraux, Jean-Pierre ; Tjamos, Sotirios E.

In: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 2016, vol. 29, no. 4, p. 313–323

In the last decades, the plant innate immune responses against pathogens have been extensively studied, while biocontrol interactions between soilborne fungal pathogens and their hosts have received much less attention. Treatment of Arabidopsis thaliana with the nonpathogenic bacterium Paenibacillus alvei K165 was shown previously to protect against Verticillium dahliae by triggering induced...

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Reactive oxygen species and plant resistance to fungal pathogens

Lehmann, Silke ; Serrano, Mario ; L’Haridon, Floriane ; Tjamos, Sotirios E. ; Metraux, Jean-Pierre

In: Phytochemistry, 2015, vol. 112, p. 54–62

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been studied for their role in plant development as well as in plant immunity. ROS were consistently observed to accumulate in the plant after the perception of pathogens and microbes and over the years, ROS were postulated to be an integral part of the defence response of the plant. In this article we will focus on recent findings about ROS involved in the...

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Perception of soft mechanical stress in Arabidopsis leaves activates disease resistance

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

In: BMC Plant Biology, 2013, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 133

Background: 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 within minutes after wounding and are required for wound–induced resistance to B. cinerea.Results: in this study, we have further explored ROS and resistance to B. cinerea...