Evolutionary divergence of the plant elicitor peptides (Peps) and their receptors: interfamily incompatibility of perception but compatibility of downstream signalling

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Title:
Evolutionary divergence of the plant elicitor peptides (Peps) and their receptors: interfamily incompatibility of perception but compatibility of downstream signalling
Authors:
Lori, M.; van Verk, M. C.; Hander, T.; Schatowitz, H.; Klauser, D.; Flury, P.; Gehring, Christoph A. ( 0000-0003-4355-4591 ) ; Boller, T.; Bartels, S.
Abstract:
Plant elicitor peptides (Peps) are potent inducers of pattern-triggered immunity and amplify the immune response against diverse pathogens. Peps have been discovered and studied extensively in Arabidopsis and only recently orthologs in maize were also identified and characterized in more detail. Here, the presence of PROPEPs, the Pep precursors, and PEPRs, the Pep receptors, was investigated within the plant kingdom. PROPEPs and PEPRs were identified in most sequenced species of the angiosperms. The conservation and compatibility of the Pep-PEPR-system was analysed by using plants of two distantly related dicot families, Brassicaceae and Solanaceae, and a representative family of monocot plants, the Poaceae. All three plant families contain important crop plants, including maize, rice, tomato, potato, and canola. Peps were not recognized by species outside of their plant family of origin, apparently because of a divergence of the Pep sequences. Three family-specific Pep motifs were defined and the integration of such a motif into the Pep sequence of an unrelated Pep enabled its perception. Transient transformation of Nicotiana benthamiana with the coding sequences of the AtPEPR1 and ZmPEPR1a led to the recognition of Pep peptides of Brassicaceae or Poaceae origin, respectively, and to the proper activation of downstream signalling. It was concluded that signalling machinery downstream of the PEPRs is highly conserved whereas the leucine-rich repeat domains of the PEPRs co-evolved with the Peps, leading to distinct motifs and, with it, interfamily incompatibility.
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Citation:
Evolutionary divergence of the plant elicitor peptides (Peps) and their receptors: interfamily incompatibility of perception but compatibility of downstream signalling 2015 Journal of Experimental Botany
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (OUP)
Journal:
Journal of Experimental Botany
Issue Date:
22-May-2015
DOI:
10.1093/jxb/erv236
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Article
ISSN:
0022-0957; 1460-2431
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http://jxb.oxfordjournals.org/lookup/doi/10.1093/jxb/erv236
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dc.contributor.authorLori, M.en
dc.contributor.authorvan Verk, M. C.en
dc.contributor.authorHander, T.en
dc.contributor.authorSchatowitz, H.en
dc.contributor.authorKlauser, D.en
dc.contributor.authorFlury, P.en
dc.contributor.authorGehring, Christoph A.en
dc.contributor.authorBoller, T.en
dc.contributor.authorBartels, S.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-26T06:54:47Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-26T06:54:47Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05-22en
dc.identifier.citationEvolutionary divergence of the plant elicitor peptides (Peps) and their receptors: interfamily incompatibility of perception but compatibility of downstream signalling 2015 Journal of Experimental Botanyen
dc.identifier.issn0022-0957en
dc.identifier.issn1460-2431en
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/jxb/erv236en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/555760en
dc.description.abstractPlant elicitor peptides (Peps) are potent inducers of pattern-triggered immunity and amplify the immune response against diverse pathogens. Peps have been discovered and studied extensively in Arabidopsis and only recently orthologs in maize were also identified and characterized in more detail. Here, the presence of PROPEPs, the Pep precursors, and PEPRs, the Pep receptors, was investigated within the plant kingdom. PROPEPs and PEPRs were identified in most sequenced species of the angiosperms. The conservation and compatibility of the Pep-PEPR-system was analysed by using plants of two distantly related dicot families, Brassicaceae and Solanaceae, and a representative family of monocot plants, the Poaceae. All three plant families contain important crop plants, including maize, rice, tomato, potato, and canola. Peps were not recognized by species outside of their plant family of origin, apparently because of a divergence of the Pep sequences. Three family-specific Pep motifs were defined and the integration of such a motif into the Pep sequence of an unrelated Pep enabled its perception. Transient transformation of Nicotiana benthamiana with the coding sequences of the AtPEPR1 and ZmPEPR1a led to the recognition of Pep peptides of Brassicaceae or Poaceae origin, respectively, and to the proper activation of downstream signalling. It was concluded that signalling machinery downstream of the PEPRs is highly conserved whereas the leucine-rich repeat domains of the PEPRs co-evolved with the Peps, leading to distinct motifs and, with it, interfamily incompatibility.en
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://jxb.oxfordjournals.org/lookup/doi/10.1093/jxb/erv236en
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectDAMPen
dc.subjectPepen
dc.subjectPEPRen
dc.subjectpeptide evolutionen
dc.subjectPTI.en
dc.subjectPROPEPen
dc.titleEvolutionary divergence of the plant elicitor peptides (Peps) and their receptors: interfamily incompatibility of perception but compatibility of downstream signallingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Experimental Botanyen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionZürich-Basel Plant Science Center, Department of Environmental Sciences - Botany, University of Basel, Hebelstrasse 1, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerlanden
dc.contributor.institutionCurrent address: Department for Soil Sciences, FiBL, Ackerstrasse 113, CH-5070 Frick, Switzerlanden
dc.contributor.institutionPlant-Microbe Interactions, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, the Netherlandsen
dc.contributor.institutionBioinformatics, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, the Netherlandsen
dc.contributor.institutionPlant Pathology, Institute of Integrative Biology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerlanden
kaust.authorGehring, Christoph A.en
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