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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
The role of secondary cell wall in plant resistance to pathohens
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Molecular, cellular and genetic biology,
  • Plants and animal biology and ecology,
  • Agriculture
Information
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.
International
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JCR
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Title
Frontiers in Plant Science
ISBN
1664-462X
Impact factor JCR
3,637
Impact info
Volume
10.3389/fpls.2014.00358
Journal number
From page
1
To page
13
Month
AGOSTO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Eva Miedes Vicente (UPM)
  • Autor: Ruben Vanholme (Flanders institute for Biotechnology)
  • Autor: Wout Boerjan (Ghent University)
  • Autor: Antonio Molina Fernandez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Interacciones Moleculares Planta-Patógeno
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas, CBGP
  • Departamento: Biotecnología - Biología Vegetal
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