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Insect eggs suppress plant defence against chewing herbivores

Bruessow, Friederike ; Gouhier-Darimont, Caroline ; Buchala, Antony J. ; Metraux, Jean-Pierre ; Reymond, Philippe

In: The Plant Journal, 2010, vol. 62, no. 5, p. 876 - 885

Plants activate direct and indirect defences in response to insect egg deposition. However, whether eggs can manipulate plant defence is unknown. In Arabidopsis thaliana, oviposition by the butterfly Pieris brassicae triggers cellular and molecular changes that are similar to the changes caused by biotrophic pathogens. In the present study, we found that the plant defence signal salicylic acid...

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Map kinase phosphatase1 and protein tyrosine phosphatase1 are repressors of salicylic acid synthesis and snc1-mediated responses in Arabidopsis

Bartels, Sebastian ; Anderson, Jeffrey C. ; Besteiro González, Marina A. ; Carreri, Alessandro ; Hirt, Heribert ; Buchala, Antony J. ; Métraux, Jean-Pierre ; Peck, Scott C. ; Ulm, Roman

In: The Plant Cell, 2009, vol. 21, p. 2884-2897

Mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase phosphatases are important negative regulators of the levels and kinetics of MAP kinase activation that modulate cellular responses. The dual-specificity phosphatase MAP KINASE PHOSPHATASE1 (MKP1) was previously shown to regulate MAP KINASE6 (MPK6) activation levels and abiotic stress responses in Arabidopsis thaliana. Here, we report that the mkp1 null...

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Characterization and biological function of the ISOCHORISMATE SYNTHASE 2 gene of Arabidopsis thaliana

Garcion, Christophe ; Lohmann, Antje ; Lamodiere, Elisabeth ; Catinot, Jeremy ; Buchala, Antony J. ; Doermann, Peter ; Métraux, Jean-Pierre

In: Plant Physiology, 2009, p. -

Salicylic acid (SA) is an important mediator of plant defense response. In Arabidopsis thaliana, this compound was proposed to derive mainly from isochorismate, itself produced from chorismate through the activity of ICS1 (Isochorismate Synthase1). Null ics1 mutants still accumulate some SA, suggesting the existence of an enzymatic activity redundant with ICS1 or of an alternative...

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NPR1 modulates cross-talk between salicylate- and jasmonate-dependent defense pathways through a novel function in the cytosol

Spoel, Steven H. ; Koornneef, Annemart ; Claessens, Susanne M. C. ; Korzelius, Jerôme P. ; Pelt, Johan A. van ; Mueller, Martin J. ; Buchala, Antony J. ; Métraux, Jean-Pierre ; Brown, Rebecca ; Kazan, Kemal ; Loon, L. C. van ; Dong, Xinnian ; Pieterse, Corné M. J.

In: The Plant Cell, 2003, vol. 15, p. 760

Plant defenses against pathogens and insects are regulated differentially by cross-communicating signal transduction pathways in which salicylic acid (SA) and jasmonic acid (JA) play key roles. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanism of the antagonistic effect of SA on JA signaling. Arabidopsis plants unable to accumulate SA produced 25-fold higher levels of JA and showed enhanced...

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Phytochrome signalling modulates the SA-perceptive pathway in Arabidopsis

Genoud, Thierry ; Buchala, Antony J. ; Chua, Nam-Hai ; Métraux, Jean-Pierre

In: The Plant Journal, 2002, vol. 31(1), p. 87

The interaction of phytochrome signalling with the SA signal transduction pathway has been investigated in Arabidopsis using single and multiple mutants affected in light perception (phyA and phyB deficient) and light-signal processing (psi2, phytochrome signalling). The induction of PR1 by SA and functional analogues has been found to strictly correlate with the activity of...

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Rhizobacteria-mediated induced systemic resistance (ISR) in Arabidopsis requires sensitivity to jasmonate and ethylene but is not accompanied by an increase in their production

Pieterse, Corné M. J. ; Pelt, Johan A. van ; Ton, Jurriaan ; Parchmann, Stefanie ; Mueller, Martin J. ; Buchala, Antony J. ; Métraux, Jean-Pierre ; Loon, Leendert C. van

In: Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology, 2000, vol. 57(3), p. 123

Plants develop an enhanced defensive capacity against a broad spectrum of plant pathogens after colonization of the roots by selected strains of nonpathogenic biocontrol bacteria. In Arabidopsis thaliana, this induced systemic resistance (ISR) functions independently of salicylic acid but requires an intact response to the plant hormones jasmonic acid (JA) and ethylene. To further...

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Signal signature and transcriptome changes of Arabidopsis during pathogen and insect attack

Vos, Martin de ; Oosten, Vivian R. van ; Poecke, Remco M. P. van ; Pelt, Johan A. van ; Pozo, Maria J. ; Mueller, Martin J. ; Buchala, Antony J. ; Métraux, Jean-Pierre ; Loon, L. C. van ; Dicke, Marcel ; Pieterse, Corné M. J.

In: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 2005, vol. 18, p. 923

Plant defenses against pathogens and insects are regulated differentially by cross-communicating signaling pathways in which salicylic acid (SA), jasmonic acid (JA), and ethylene (ET) play key roles. To understand how plants integrate pathogen- and insect-induced signals into specific defense responses, we monitored the dynamics of SA, JA, and ET signaling in Arabidopsis after attack by a...