A Novel Perception Mechanism Regulating Important Plant Processes

An international research team has revealed a novel mechanism for the perception of endogenous peptides by a plant receptor. The discovery of this activation mechanism sets a new paradigm for how plants react to internal and external cues. The study "Mechanisms of RALF peptide perception by a heterotypic receptor complex" was published today in the journal Nature.

Various research groups were involved, among them Swiss Plant Science Web member professor Cyril Zipfel and his team at the University of Zurich, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology.

Reference publication
Yu Xiao, Martin Stegmann, Zhifu Han, Thomas A. DeFalco, Katarzyna Parys, Li Xu, Youssef Belkhadir, Cyril Zipfel and Jijie Chai
Mechanisms of RALF peptide perception by a heterotypic receptor complex
Nature, 10 July 2019. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1409-7

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