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Shedding light on plant immunity: Light-regulated defense against P. infestans (PNAS)

While infection by pathogens and the reciprocal immune responses are well studied in plants, the influence of other abiotic factors on these processes is not very clear. In an attempt to understand the role of light on plant defense, Gao and colleagues have shown that the AVRvnt1 effector protein secreted…

HY5 Activates Rather Than Represses its Direct Targets, Including its Negative Regulator SPA1

Burko et al. carry out detailed phenotypic and molecular analyses of constitutive activator and repressor HY5 fusion proteins to identify its direct targets. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00772 Background: Plants are highly responsive to environmental factors, and differences in light,…