Amplification and execution of plant innate immunity by phytocytokines


Event details

Date 14.02.2023
Hour 12:1513:15
Speaker Cyril Zipfel, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

Plant innate immunity relies on both cell-surface and intracellular immune receptors. In particular, receptor kinases act as pattern recognition receptors that sense microbial and host-derived molecular patterns. Part of this first-line immune response involves the dynamic production of immuno-modulatory secreted signaling peptides, termed phytocytokines. I will present our recent work on phytocytokines, their perception mechanisms, and their potential functions as both amplifiers and executioners of plant immunity.

Cyril Zipfela,b

aInstitute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Zürich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zürich, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland.
bThe Sainsbury Laboratory, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, United Kingdom.

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