Jasmonate and ethylene are concomitantly involved in the induction of the Arabidopsis plant defensin gene PDF1.2. To define genes in the signal transduction pathway leading to the induction of PDF1.2, we screened for mutants with induced over-expression of a β-glucuronidase reporter, under the control of the PDF1.2 promoter. One mutant, iop1 (induced over-expressor of PDF1.2) produced small plants that showed induced over-expression of the pathogenesis-related genes PR-3, PR-4 and PR-1,2 (PDF1.2), combined with a down-regulated induction of PR-1 upon pathogen inoculation. The iop1 mutant showed enhanced resistance to a number of necrotrophic pathogens.
- response pathways
- fungal pathogens
Penninckx, I. A. M. A., Eggermont, K., Schenk, P. M., van den Ackerveken, G., Cammue, B. P. A., & Thomma, B. P. H. J. (2003). The Arabidopsis mutant iop1 exhibits induced over-expression of the plant defensin gene PDF1.2 and enhanced pathogen resistance. Molecular Plant Pathology, 4(6), 479-486. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1364-3703.2003.00193.x