Pathogens interaction with a host plant starts a set of immune responses that result in complex changes in gene expression and plant physiology. Light is an important modulator of plant defense response and recent studies have evidenced the novel influence of this environmental stimulus in the virulence of several bacterial pathogens. Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri is the bacterium responsible for citrus canker disease, which affects most citrus cultivars. The ability of this bacterium to coloni ...[more]
Project description:Potato genotypes from a diploid potato population were divided in two groups based on their response to Potato virus A (PVA). Plants exhibiting hypersensitive response were compared to plants exhibiting non-necrotic response (i.e. blocking virus movement without cell death).<br>The comparisons were made before inoculation and 12 and 24 hours post-inoculation.<br>
Project description:There is currently little information on which trancription factors control the expression of defence genes in response to herbivory in Arabidopsis thaliana. We performed a whole-genome analysis of Arabidopsis plants after feeding by Spodoptera littoralis larvae. Wild-type and knockout mutants in different insect-inducible transcription factors were either untreated (control plants) or challenged for 8 days with S. littoralis larvae (insect challenged plants).
Project description:We compared the transcriptional profile of primary cultured fibroblasts obtained from four patients carrying ALMS1 mutation with a pool of primary cultured fibroblasts obtained from three healthy individuals. Gene expression was determined using comparative hybridization perfomed on MicroCRIBI Human Oligonucleotide slides (A-MAXD-4).
Project description:Samples were taken at 7, 14 and 24 days post infection (dpi). Two treatments were considered: infection with R. fascians D188-5 that is non virulent (control) and infections with the virulent D188 strain.
Project description:Arabidopsis thaliana plants fend off insect attack by constitutive and inducible production of toxic metabolites such as glucosinolates (GS). A triple mutant lacking MYC2, MYC3, and MYC4, three basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors that are known to additively control jasmonate-related defense responses, is highly susceptible to insect herbivory. In this study, we performed a whole-genome microarray analysis on three-week-old plants and compared wild-type (Col-0) and myc2myc3myc4 plants in control conditions (no treatment). Myc234 was shown to have a highly reduced expression of GS biosynthesis genes.