Bioscience and Biotechnology Institute of Aix-Marseille
Plant Protective Proteins
In guard cells, the activity of a lipoxygenase contributes to alkylation of a protein kinase and thus causes stomatal closure induced by biotic stresses.
In our team, we are also exploring a signaling pathway that contributes to innate immunity of plants. This route involves oxidative stress and in particular, a lipoxygenase present in the guard cells.
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