Guarding and hijacking: stomata on the move

Meng Wang, Qing Ji*, Peng Liu, Yukun Liu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Stomata–pathogen interactions are a fascinating part of plant immunity. Stomata perceive pathogens and close; in turn, successful pathogens reopen stomata to enter the apoplast. Recent studies by Hu et al. and Roussin-Léveillée et al. demonstrate that, following entry, Pseudomonas syringae closes stomata and, thus, reduces transpiration in infected leaves, adding another layer of complexity to the stomata–pathogen interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)736-738
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in plant science
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
M.W., Q.J., and Y.L. are supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31960300 ), Yunnan Agricultural Basic Research Joint Project ( 2018FG001-057 ), and Yunnan Youth Talent Support Program ( YNWR-QNBJ-2019-059 ). P.L. is supported by the KAUST Office of Sponsored Research ( BAS/1/1037-01-01 and OSR-2019-CRG8-URF/1/4042 ). We apologize for the omission of some original references owing to space limitations.

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  • Plant Science


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