MiRNA limits MAP kinase-mediated immunity: Optimization of plant fitness

Shengjun Li, Bin Yu

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Plants often face growth and defense trade-offs when encountering biotic and abiotic stresses. In research addressing this balance in the resistance of cotton to phytopathogenic fungi, Wang et al. (2017) have found that a riboregulator, ghr-miR5272a, limits excess immunity through inhibiting the expression of MAPKK6 - which encodes a protein that acts to defend the plant against Fusarium oxysporum - and thereby ensures cotton fitness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5685-5687
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of experimental botany
Issue number21-22
StatePublished - Dec 16 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Plant Science


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