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Cis- and trans-zeatin differentially modulate plant immunity

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Phytohormones are essential regulators of various processes in plant growth and development. Several phytohormones are also known to regulate plant responses to environmental stress and pathogens. Only recently, cytokinins have been demonstrated to play an important role in plant immunity. Increased levels of cytokinins such as trans-zeatin, which are considered highly active, induced resistance against mainly (hemi)biotrophic pathogens in different plant species. In contrast, cis-zeatin is commonly regarded as a cytokinin exhibiting low or no activity. Here we comparatively study the impact of both zeatin isomers on the infection of Nicotiana tabacum by the (hemi)biotrophic microbial pathogen Pseudomonas syringae. We demonstrate a biological effect of cis-zeatin and a differential effect of the two zeatin isomers on symptom development, defense responses and bacterial multiplication.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPlant Signalling & Behavior
Vol/bind8
Udgave nummer7
Sider (fra-til)e24798
ISSN1559-2316
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2013
Eksternt udgivetJa

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