Invited Reviews

Plants and pathogens: in concert or in conflict?

Ormond Papers 7: 135-145 (1990)
Authors: Ladomery, M


Both pathogenesis and symbiosis in relation to the interaction between plants and microorganisms share the need for the microorganism to infect plant tissues, derive nutrients and thrive. There are clear similarities in the genetic and biochemical pathways of both: for example pathogens and symbionts possess genes that broaden or restrict the host range; and common nutritional strategies are often used.

Keywords: Plant pathogenesis; symbiosis; gene for gene hypothesis; host range determinants