Guarding and hijacking: stomata on the move

Meng Wang, Qing Ji*, Peng Liu, Yukun Liu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Stomata–pathogen interactions are a fascinating part of plant immunity. Stomata perceive pathogens and close; in turn, successful pathogens reopen stomata to enter the apoplast. Recent studies by Hu et al. and Roussin-Léveillée et al. demonstrate that, following entry, Pseudomonas syringae closes stomata and, thus, reduces transpiration in infected leaves, adding another layer of complexity to the stomata–pathogen interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)736-738
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in plant science
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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