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Opposite Roles of Salicylic Acid Receptors NPR1 and NPR3/NPR4 in Transcriptional Regulation of Plant Immunity

By May 2, 2018No Comments

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 This week we profile a recent publication in Cell from Dr. Yuelin Zhang
(third from left, front) at the University of British Columbia

Can you provide a brief overview of your lab’s current research focus?

My lab focuses on signal transduction in plant immunity.

What is the significance of the findings in this publication?

Salicylic acid is a very important plant hormone required for defense against pathogens. Our findings represent a major breakthrough in our understanding of SA perception and signaling.  

What are the next steps for this research?

The next step is to figure out how SA regulates the transcriptional repression activity of the SA receptors NPR3 and NPR4.

This research was funded by:

The research is funded by NSERC and CFI.

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