Multifaceted involvement of abscisic acid in plant interactions with pathogenic and mutualistic microbes

Over the course of coevolution, plants have acquired a number of mechanisms to adaptively respond to a wide variety of microbes including pathogens and mutualists that affect plant fitness

Akira Mine

2019

Scholarcy highlights

  • Over the course of coevolution, plants have acquired a number of mechanisms to adaptively respond to a wide variety of microbes including pathogens and mutualists that affect plant fitness
  • Effects of abscisic acid on plant-pathogen interactions differ depending on the stages and modes of pathogen infection, but in many cases ABA negatively regulates plant immunity
  • This is reflected by the fact that some pathogens produce ABA on their own or induce ABA accumulation in the infected plants to promote infection
  • I review the current understanding of ABA-mediated modulation of plant interactions with pathogenic and mutualistic microbes and illuminate the underlying mechanisms with a focus on crosstalk between ABA and other signaling components

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