Lights, Rhythms, Infection: The Role of Light and the Circadian Clock in Determining the Outcome of Plant-Pathogen Interactions

LC Roden, RA Ingle

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

125 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The importance of light with respect to the outcome of plant–pathogen interactions is becoming increasingly evident: light affects both the host response and the virulence of some pathogens. The response of plants to environmental signals and stresses is modulated by the circadian clock, and it is apparent that this may include immune responses. Photo and temporal regulation of immune responses may allow plants to anticipate and react more effectively to particular pathogen infections. These aspects of regulation are sometimes overlooked when designing experiments to understand plant–pathogen interactions, complicating the interpretation of the outcomes and the direct comparisons of studies. We review recent key findings in these areas and discuss the implications for experimental design and analyses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2546-2552
Number of pages7
JournalPlant Cell
Volume21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

plant pathogens
circadian rhythm
immune response
pathogens
infection
plant response
virulence
experimental design

Cite this

Lights, Rhythms, Infection: The Role of Light and the Circadian Clock in Determining the Outcome of Plant-Pathogen Interactions. / Roden, LC; Ingle, RA.

In: Plant Cell, Vol. 21, 09.2009, p. 2546-2552.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{e4dcc936205244cc96606a8dea350b8f,
title = "Lights, Rhythms, Infection: The Role of Light and the Circadian Clock in Determining the Outcome of Plant-Pathogen Interactions",
abstract = "The importance of light with respect to the outcome of plant–pathogen interactions is becoming increasingly evident: light affects both the host response and the virulence of some pathogens. The response of plants to environmental signals and stresses is modulated by the circadian clock, and it is apparent that this may include immune responses. Photo and temporal regulation of immune responses may allow plants to anticipate and react more effectively to particular pathogen infections. These aspects of regulation are sometimes overlooked when designing experiments to understand plant–pathogen interactions, complicating the interpretation of the outcomes and the direct comparisons of studies. We review recent key findings in these areas and discuss the implications for experimental design and analyses.",
author = "LC Roden and RA Ingle",
year = "2009",
month = "9",
doi = "10.1105/tpc.109.069922",
language = "English",
volume = "21",
pages = "2546--2552",
journal = "Plant Cell",
issn = "1531-298X",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Lights, Rhythms, Infection: The Role of Light and the Circadian Clock in Determining the Outcome of Plant-Pathogen Interactions

AU - Roden, LC

AU - Ingle, RA

PY - 2009/9

Y1 - 2009/9

N2 - The importance of light with respect to the outcome of plant–pathogen interactions is becoming increasingly evident: light affects both the host response and the virulence of some pathogens. The response of plants to environmental signals and stresses is modulated by the circadian clock, and it is apparent that this may include immune responses. Photo and temporal regulation of immune responses may allow plants to anticipate and react more effectively to particular pathogen infections. These aspects of regulation are sometimes overlooked when designing experiments to understand plant–pathogen interactions, complicating the interpretation of the outcomes and the direct comparisons of studies. We review recent key findings in these areas and discuss the implications for experimental design and analyses.

AB - The importance of light with respect to the outcome of plant–pathogen interactions is becoming increasingly evident: light affects both the host response and the virulence of some pathogens. The response of plants to environmental signals and stresses is modulated by the circadian clock, and it is apparent that this may include immune responses. Photo and temporal regulation of immune responses may allow plants to anticipate and react more effectively to particular pathogen infections. These aspects of regulation are sometimes overlooked when designing experiments to understand plant–pathogen interactions, complicating the interpretation of the outcomes and the direct comparisons of studies. We review recent key findings in these areas and discuss the implications for experimental design and analyses.

U2 - 10.1105/tpc.109.069922

DO - 10.1105/tpc.109.069922

M3 - Article

VL - 21

SP - 2546

EP - 2552

JO - Plant Cell

JF - Plant Cell

SN - 1531-298X

ER -