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The cuticle mutant eca2 modifies plant defense responses to biotrophic and necrotrophic pathogens and herbivory insects

Blanc, Catherine ; Coluccia, Fania ; L?Haridon, Floriane ; Torres, Martha ; Ortiz-Berrocal, Marlene ; Stahl, Elia ; Reymond, Philippe ; Schreiber, Lukas ; Nawrath, Christiane ; Métraux, Jean-Pierre ; Serrano, Mario

In: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 2017, vol. 31, no. 3, p. 344–355

We isolated previously several Arabidopsis thaliana mutants with constitutive expression of the early microbe-associated molecular pattern–induced gene ATL2, named eca (expresión constitutiva de ATL2). Here, we further explored the interaction of eca mutants with pest and pathogens. Of all eca mutants, eca2 was more resistant to a fungal pathogen (Botrytis cinerea) and a bacterial pathogen...

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Cuticular defects lead to full immunity to a major plant pathogen

Chassot, Céline ; Nawrath, Christiane ; Métraux, Jean-Pierre

In: The Plant Journal, 2007, vol. 49, no. 6, p. 972-980

In addition to its role as a barrier, the cuticle is also a source of signals perceived by invading fungi. Cuticular breakdown products have been shown previously to be potent inducers of cutinase or developmental processes in fungal pathogens. Here the question was addressed as to whether plants themselves can perceive modifications of the cuticle. This was studied using Arabidopsis...

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Genetic evidence that expression of NahG modifies defence pathways independent of salicylic acid biosynthesis in the Arabidopsis–Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato interaction

Heck, Silvia ; Grau, Theres ; Buchala, Antony ; Métraux, Jean-Pierre ; Nawrath, Christiane

In: The Plant Journal, 2003, vol. 36(3), p. 342

The salicylic acid (SA)-induction deficient (sid) mutants of Arabidopsis, eds5 and sid2 accumulate normal amounts of camalexin after inoculation with Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato (Pst), while transgenic NahG plants expressing an SA hydroxylase that degrades SA have reduced levels of camalexin and exhibit a higher susceptibility to different...