The role of the secondary cell wall in plant resistance to pathogens

Miedes Vicente, Eva and Vanholme, Ruben and Boerjan, Wout and Molina Fernández, Antonio (2014). The role of the secondary cell wall in plant resistance to pathogens. "Frontiers in Plant Physiology", v. 5 (n. 385); pp. 1-13. ISSN 1664-462X. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2014.00358.

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Title: The role of the secondary cell wall in plant resistance to pathogens
Author/s:
  • Miedes Vicente, Eva
  • Vanholme, Ruben
  • Boerjan, Wout
  • Molina Fernández, Antonio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Frontiers in Plant Physiology
Date: August 2014
ISSN: 1664-462X
Volume: 5
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Biotecnología - Biología Vegetal
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Plant resistance to pathogens relies on a complex network of constitutive and inducible defensive barriers. The plant cell wall is one of the barriers that pathogens need to overcome to successfully colonize plant tissues. The traditional view of the plant cell wall as a passive barrier has evolved to a concept that considers the wall as a dynamic structure that regulates both constitutive and inducible defense mechanisms, and as a source of signaling molecules that trigger immune responses. The secondary cell walls of plants also represent a carbon-neutral feedstock (lignocellulosic biomass) for the production of biofuels and biomaterials. Therefore, engineering plants with improved secondary cell wall characteristics is an interesting strategy to ease the processing of lignocellulosic biomass in the biorefinery. However, modification of the integrity of the cell wall by impairment of proteins required for its biosynthesis or remodeling may impact the plants resistance to pathogens. This review summarizes our understanding of the role of the plant cell wall in pathogen resistance with a focus on the contribution of lignin to this biological process.

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Item ID: 36037
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36037/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36037
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00358
Official URL: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpls.2014.00358/abstract
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 29 Jun 2015 13:49
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2015 13:49
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