Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2018, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (2): 250-263.DOI: 10.11983/CBB17148

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Recent Advances in Disease Resistance Proteins in Plant Immunity

Yan Jia, Liu Yaqiong, Hou Suiwen*()   

  1. Key Laboratory of Cell Activities and Stress Adaptations, Ministry of Education, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
  • Received:2017-08-08 Accepted:2017-12-01 Online:2018-03-01 Published:2018-08-10
  • Contact: Hou Suiwen

Abstract: Plants have evolved a continuously co-evolutionary and sophisticated immune surveillance system to help themselves adapt to environmental changes. Disease resistance (R) proteins play an important role in activating potent defense responses by recognizing specific effectors to protect against microbial infection. In this review, we outline recent progress in plant R proteins, focusing on the structure and function, pathogen recognition, homeostasis control mechanisms, and potential activation mechanisms in R-mediated defense responses. These studies provide valuable information for developing transgenic plants with improved pathogen resistance.

Key words: defense responses, disease resistance proteins, effectors triggered immunity, plant immune