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Nine things to know about elicitins

Derevnina, Lida, Dagdas, Yasin F., De la Concepcion, Juan Carlos, Bialas, Aleksandra, Kellner, Ronny, Petre, Benjamin, Domazakis, Emmanouil, Du, Juan, Wu, Chih‐Hang, Lin, Xiao, Aguilera‐Galvez, Carolina, Cruz‐Mireles, Neftaly, Vleeshouwers, Vivianne G. A. A., Kamoun, Sophien
The new phytologist 2016 v.212 no.4 pp. 888-895
Phytophthora, Pythium, Solanum microdontum, cell death, culture filtrates, disease resistance, pathogens, plant response, potatoes, proteins, tobacco
888 I. 888 II. 889 III. 889 IV. 889 V. 891 VI. 891 VII. 891 VIII. 892 IX. 892 X. 893 XI. 893 893 References 893 SUMMARY: Elicitins are structurally conserved extracellular proteins in Phytophthora and Pythium oomycete pathogen species. They were first described in the late 1980s as abundant proteins in Phytophthora culture filtrates that have the capacity to elicit hypersensitive (HR) cell death and disease resistance in tobacco. Later, they became well‐established as having features of microbe‐associated molecular patterns (MAMPs) and to elicit defences in a variety of plant species. Research on elicitins culminated in the recent cloning of the elicitin response (ELR) cell surface receptor‐like protein, from the wild potato Solanum microdontum, which mediates response to a broad range of elicitins. In this review, we provide an overview on elicitins and the plant responses they elicit. We summarize the state of the art by describing what we consider to be the nine most important features of elicitin biology.