AuthorsRamirez Prado, Juan Sebastian
Abulfaraj, Aala A.
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Desert Agriculture Initiative
Online Publication Date2018-06-30
Print Publication Date2018-09
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/628243
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AbstractPathogen recognition by plants results in the activation of signaling pathways that induce defense reactions. There is growing evidence indicating that epigenetic mechanisms directly participate in plant immune memory. Here, we discuss current knowledge of diverse epigenomic processes and elements, such as noncoding RNAs, DNA and RNA methylation, histone post-translational modifications, and chromatin remodeling, that have been associated with the regulation of immune responses in plants. Furthermore, we discuss the currently limited evidence of transgenerational inheritance of pathogen-induced defense priming, together with its potentials, challenges, and limitations for crop improvement and biotechnological applications.
CitationRamirez-Prado JS, Abulfaraj AA, Rayapuram N, Benhamed M, Hirt H (2018) Plant Immunity: From Signaling to Epigenetic Control of Defense. Trends in Plant Science. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2018.06.004.
JournalTrends in Plant Science