Quinones are small secondary metabolites synthesized by a broad range of organisms. Perception of these aromatic molecules in plants involves membrane-bound LRR-RLKs to induce downstream cellular responses in plants such as calcium fluxes, specific gene expression and MAPK activation.
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Körner, M., Slaby, P. & Albert, M. Quinones shuffling the CARDs. Nat. Plants 6, 1074–1075 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-020-0742-z