Auxin crosstalk to plant immune networks: A plant-pathogen interaction perspective

Muhammad Naseem, Mugdha Srivastava, Muhammad Tehseen, Nazeer Ahmed

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The plant hormone auxin regulates a whole repertoire of plant growth and development. Many plant-associated microorganisms, by virtue of their auxin production capability, mediate phytostimulation effects on plants. Recent studies, however, demonstrate diverse mechanisms whereby plant pathogens manipulate auxin biosynthesis, signaling and transport pathways to promote host susceptibility. Auxin responses have been coupled to their antagonistic and synergistic interactions with salicylic acid and jasmonate mediated defenses, respectively. Here, we discuss that a better understanding of auxin crosstalk to plant immune networks would enable us to engineer crop plants with higher protection and low unintended yield losses.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-394
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Protein and Peptide Science
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 28 2015


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