publication . Article . 2005

plants and animals a different taste for microbes

Cyril Zipfel; Georg Felix;
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  • Published: 27 May 2005 Journal: Current Opinion in Plant Biology, volume 8, pages 353-360 (issn: 1369-5266, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Plants and animals can recognize potential pathogens by detecting pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). Significant advances over the past few years have begun to unveil the molecular basis of PAMP perception by pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Although these discoveries highlight common recognition strategies among higher eukaryotes, they also show differences with respect to the nature of the receptors involved and the exact molecular patterns recognized. This suggests a convergent evolution of microbe sensing by the innate immune systems of these various organisms.
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free text keywords: Plant Science, Biology, Receptor, Innate immune system, Biological evolution, Convergent evolution, Genetics, Immunity, Pattern recognition receptor, Taste
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