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The novel elicitor AsES triggers a defense response against Botrytis cinerea in Arabidopsis thaliana

Hael-Conrad, V. ; Abou-Mansour, Eliane ; Díaz-Ricci, J.-C. ; Métraux, Jean-Pierre ; Serrano, Mario

In: Plant Science, 2015, vol. 241, p. 120–127

AsES (Acremonium strictum Elicitor and Subtilisin) is a novel extracellular elicitor protein produced by the avirulent isolate SS71 of the opportunist strawberry fungal pathogen A. strictum. Here we describe the activity of AsES in the plant-pathogen system Arabidopsis thaliana–Botrytis cinerea. We show that AsES renders A. thaliana plants resistant to the necrotrophic pathogen B. cinerea, both...

Université de Fribourg

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...

Université de Fribourg

Pathogen and circadian controlled 1 (PCC1) regulates polar lipid content, ABA-related responses, and pathogen defence in Arabidopsis thaliana

Mir, Ricardo ; Hernández, M. Luisa ; Abou-Mansour, Eliane ; Martínez-Rivas, José Manuel ; Mauch, Félix ; Métraux, Jean-Pierre ; León, José

In: Journal of Experimental Botany, 2013, vol. 64, no. 11, p. 3385–3395

Pathogen and Circadian Controlled 1 (PCC1) was previously characterized as a regulator of defence against pathogens and stress-activated transition to flowering. Plants expressing an RNA interference construct for the PCC1 gene (iPCC1 plants) showed a pleiotropic phenotype. They were hypersensitive to abscisic acid (ABA) as shown by reduced germination potential and seedling establishment, as...