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Sucrose and invertases, a part of the plant defense response to the biotic stresses

Abstract : Sucrose is the main form of assimilated carbon which is produced during photosynthesis and then transported from source to sink tissues via the phloem. This disaccharide is known to have important roles as signaling molecule and it is involved in many metabolic processes in plants. Essential for plant growth and development, sucrose is engaged in plant defense by activating plant immune responses against pathogens. During infection, pathogens reallocate the plant sugars for their own needs forcing the plants to modify their sugar content and triggering their defense responses. Among enzymes that hydrolyze sucrose and alter carbohydrate partitioning, invertases have been reported to be affected during plant-pathogen interactions. Recent highlights on the role of invertases in the establishment of plant defense responses suggest a more complex regulation of sugar signaling in plant-pathogen interaction.
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Alexandra Tauzin, Thierry Giardina. Sucrose and invertases, a part of the plant defense response to the biotic stresses. Frontiers in Plant Science, Frontiers, 2014, 5, pp.293. ⟨10.3389/fpls.2014.00293⟩. ⟨hal-01793347⟩

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