Université de Fribourg

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...

Université de Fribourg

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...