RNA Interference: A Natural Immune System of Plants to Counteract Biotic Stressors
AbstractDuring plant-pathogen interactions, plants have to defend the living transposable elements from pathogens. In response to such elements, plants activate a variety of defense mechanisms to counteract the aggressiveness of biotic stressors. RNA interference (RNAi) is a key biological process in plants to inhibit gene expression both transcriptionally and post-transcriptionally, using three different groups of proteins to resist the virulence of pathogens. However, pathogens trigger an anti-silencing mechanism through the expression of suppressors to block host RNAi. The disruption of the silencing mechanism is a virulence strategy of pathogens to promote infection in the invaded hosts. In this review, we summarize the RNA silencing pathway, anti-silencing suppressors, and counter-defenses of plants to viral, fungal, and bacterial pathogens. View Full-Text
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Muhammad, T.; Zhang, F.; Zhang, Y.; Liang, Y. RNA Interference: A Natural Immune System of Plants to Counteract Biotic Stressors. Cells 2019, 8, 38.
Muhammad T, Zhang F, Zhang Y, Liang Y. RNA Interference: A Natural Immune System of Plants to Counteract Biotic Stressors. Cells. 2019; 8(1):38.Chicago/Turabian Style
Muhammad, Tayeb; Zhang, Fei; Zhang, Yan; Liang, Yan. 2019. "RNA Interference: A Natural Immune System of Plants to Counteract Biotic Stressors." Cells 8, no. 1: 38.
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