Plant Disease Resistance

Edited by Thomas W. Durso A. Levine, R. Tenhaken, R. Dixon, C. Lamb, "H2O2 from the oxidative burst orchestrates the plant hypersensitive disease resistance response," Cell, 79:583-93, 1994. (Cited in more than 80 publications through August 1996) Comments by Chris Lamb, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, Calif. 'A VERY ACTIVE AREA': Chris Lamb notes that a burst of hydrogen peroxide causes invaded cells to die and helps protect surrounding cells. Plants under attack from invadin

The Scientist Staff
Sep 1, 1996

Edited by Thomas W. Durso
A. Levine, R. Tenhaken, R. Dixon, C. Lamb, "H2O2 from the oxidative burst orchestrates the plant hypersensitive disease resistance response," Cell, 79:583-93, 1994. (Cited in more than 80 publications through August 1996) Comments by Chris Lamb, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, Calif.


'A VERY ACTIVE AREA': Chris Lamb notes that a burst of hydrogen peroxide causes invaded cells to die and helps protect surrounding cells.
Plants under attack from invading pathogens respond with a variety of defense mechanisms, including the production of oxidants such as hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). In addition, this so-called hypersensitive response often results in the death of the cell being invaded.

In this paper, researchers were able to show a causal relationship, rather than a mere correlation, between the oxidative burst and the hypersensitive cell death, according to Chris Lamb,...

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