Amplification and execution of plant innate immunity by phytocytokines
|Hour||12:15 › 13:15|
|Speaker||Cyril Zipfel, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, University of Zurich|
|Category||Conferences - Seminars|
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.
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.