Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Roles of bacterial lipopolysaccharide in plant host colonisation: a structure-function study"

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Roles of bacterial lipopolysaccharide in plant host colonisation: a structure-function study"

Apr 15
12 - 1 p.m.
Barker Hall
101
Speaker: 
Stefanie Ranf
Sponsored by: 
Plant and Microbial Biology, Department of
Description: 
Both, animals and plants sense invading pathogens through conserved microbe-associated molecular patterns (MAMPs), by specific host pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs) and trigger innate immune responses. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of gram-negative bacterial cell walls strongly activates several immune receptors in mammals. LPS also triggers immune defences in plants.