Academic Research Journal of
Agricultural Science and Research
Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research
Vol. 3(10), pp. 304-311. October, 2015.
Full Length Research
Molecular Basis of Plant Recognition by Bacteria
P. D. P. M. D. Silva
Department of Export, Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka
Accepted 24 September 2015
surrounded and infected by a diverse array of beneficial and pathogenic
bacteria. To survive in this diverse environment, Plants employ multiple
layers of sophisticated detection systems to distinguish pathogenic
bacteria from beneficial bacteria and rapidly respond before these
pathogens have a chance to cause serious damage to the plants. The most
common and widely studied plant recognition involves the first line
detection of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMP) s or
endogenous signals released after attack, so called danger-associated
molecular patterns (DAMP) s via host pattern‐recognition receptors (PRRs).
Recognition of the pathogen by the host defense machinery has been
studied using biochemical and genetic approaches and the paper reviews
the molecular basis of the common recognition used by plants to perceive
pathogenic bacterial attacks and how the hosts initiate efficient
defense responses against its specific pathogens.
How to cite this article: Silva PDPMD (2015). Molecular Basis of Plant Recognition by Bacteria. Acad. Res. J. Agri. Sci. Res. 3(10): 304-311.