Plant defence mechanisms are modulated by the circadian system

Butt, G. R., Qayyum, Z. A. and Jones, M. A. (2020) Plant defence mechanisms are modulated by the circadian system. Biology, 9(12), 454. (doi: 10.3390/biology9120454)

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Plant health is an important aspect of food security, with pathogens, pests, and herbivores all contributing to yield losses in crops. Plants’ defence against pathogens is complex and utilises several metabolic processes, including the circadian system, to coordinate their response. In this review, we examine how plants’ circadian rhythms contribute to defence mechanisms, particularly in response to bacterial pathogen attack. Circadian rhythms contribute to many aspects of the plant–pathogen interaction, although significant gaps in our understanding remain to be explored. We conclude that if these relationships are explored further, better disease management strategies could be revealed.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jones, Dr Matt
Authors: Butt, G. R., Qayyum, Z. A., and Jones, M. A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
Journal Name:Biology
ISSN (Online):2079-7737
Published Online:01 January 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Biology 9(12): 454
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
307958How does PAP, a stress-induced metabolite, regulate gene expression?Matthew JonesBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)BB/S005404/1Institute of Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology