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Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2005 Aug;8(4):353-60.

Plants and animals: a different taste for microbes?

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Botanical Institute, Zurich-Basel Plant Science Centre, University of Basel, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland.

Abstract

Plants and animals can recognize potential pathogens by detecting pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). Significant advances over the past few years have begun to unveil the molecular basis of PAMP perception by pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Although these discoveries highlight common recognition strategies among higher eukaryotes, they also show differences with respect to the nature of the receptors involved and the exact molecular patterns recognized. This suggests a convergent evolution of microbe sensing by the innate immune systems of these various organisms.

PMID:
15922649
DOI:
10.1016/j.pbi.2005.05.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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