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New Defense Mechanism of Plants First Detected

福建农林大学(英文版)   发布时间: 2021-10-06   信息员:

Recently, Dr. Zhong Xiangbin from FAFU and experts from CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Science including He Zuhua and Yang Weibing detected for the first time a new defense mechanism of plants, that is, there is a balance between broad-spectrum disease resistance and plant growth.

Illustration of the paper (from Cell)

A long-term study has been conducted to track the rice susceptibility-like gene RESISTANCE OF RICE TO DISEASES1 (ROD1). ROD1 encodes a C2 domain Ca2+ sensor that acts as a global regulator of immunity. It reveals a previously unrecognized mechanism where plant and pathogen factors suppress plant immune responses through the same cascade.

The study results have been presented in an article entitled “Ca2+ sensor-mediated ROS scavenging suppresses rice immunity and is exploited by a fungal effector” published in Cell, a leading international journal. Co-first authors include Dr. Zhong Xiangbin from FAFU, Prof. Gao Mingjun, He Yang and Yin Xin from CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Science. Dr. Zhong Xiangbin, He Zuhua and Yang Weibing are co-corresponding authors. This work has been supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Chinese Academy of Sciences Strategic Priority Research Program, and the National Key Research and Development Program of China.


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Correspondant/Photogragher: College of Resource and Environmental Science

Translation: Chen Jun, International College

Lin Jing, International College

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