Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2013, Vol. 48 ›› Issue (6): 658-664.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1259.2013.00658

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Mechanism and Application Prospects of Plant Stomatal Immunity Induced by Phyllosphere Microbes

Yang Wang, Chao Liu, Jing Gao, Zhiqiang Liu, Genxuan Wang*   

  1. Institute of Ecology, College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
  • Received:2012-10-08 Revised:2013-01-04 Online:2013-11-01 Published:2013-12-03
  • Contact: Genxuan Wang

Abstract: Phyllosphere microbes may influence the functional properties of their host plants by their metabolic activities. Plants can sense the presence of phyllosphere microbes and then induce stomatal closure to prevent their invasion, which can reduce transpiration and improve water use efficiency. Theoretical research of stomatal immunity can help with the development of new biological anti-transpiration agents and water-saving agriculture. We here reviewed the progress in research into plant―phyllosphere microbe interactions as well as the phenomenon and mechanism of stomatal immunity and then discuss their application in water-saving agriculture and the need for future work.

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