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Plant immunology

A life or death switch

The identification of two receptors for salicylic acid reveals how the hormone controls cell death and survival during plant immune responses, in tissues close to and distant from the site of infection. See Letter p.228

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Figure 1: Salicylic acid-mediated control of plant cell death and survival.


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Gust, A., Nürnberger, T. A life or death switch. Nature 486, 198–199 (2012).

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