Pattern recognition receptors in plants

Pattern recognition receptors are a family of cell surface receptors that bind conserved molecular structures present in pathogens. They play important roles in defence by mediating cellular responses to pathogens.

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  • News & Views |

    Plants can experience a range of challenges, from osmotic stress to pathogen attack, requiring different types of responses. Despite this variety, two recent studies of plant transcriptomes reveal a surprising commonality in the genes induced by stress.

    • Benjamin J. Cole
    •  & Susannah G. Tringe
    Nature Plants 7, 544-545
  • News & Views |

    Plant defence is based on a two-tiered immune system comprising pattern-triggered immunity (PTI) and effector-triggered immunity (ETI). Effective defence against host-adapted microbial pathogens relies on mutual potentiation of immunity by both PTI and ETI components.

    • Rory N. Pruitt
    • , Andrea A. Gust
    •  & Thorsten Nürnberger
    Nature Plants 7, 382-383
  • News & Views |

    Alternative splicing provides a fundamental and ubiquitous mechanism of gene regulation. Stimuli-induced retention of introns introduces novel proteoforms with altered signalling output: full-length CPK28 blocks immune signalling, while a truncated variant, lacking calcium responsiveness, promotes it.

    • Lennart Wirthmueller
    •  & Tina Romeis
    Nature Plants 6, 912-913