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Plant Innate Immunity
joint with Plant Hormones and Signaling
Organizer(s): Jonathan D.G. Jones and Jane Glazebrook
Date: February 10 - 15, 2008
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Supported by the Director's Fund
Summary of Meeting:
Plant disease is an important selective agent in nature and causes economic losses in crops. Plants, like animals, activate defense upon perception of conserved microbial molecules. Successful pathogens introduce diverse effector molecules into host cells that suppress these defenses and render the plant susceptible. Plant resistance proteins activate defense upon recognition of effector molecules. This modern synthesis raises new questions. What molecular mechanisms are involved in these two kinds of microbial recognition by plants, and what cross talk exists between them? Also, what are the targets of the constellation of microbial effector molecules, and do bacterial, fungal and oomycete effectors share targets? The selected speakers will all address aspects of these questions. A further important question is the interplay between defense signaling and other signaling pathways, both locally and systemically; this question will be explored in a joint day of talks shared with a parallel meeting entitled “Plant Hormones and Signaling”.
Scholarship Deadline: October 11 2007
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 11 2007
Abstract Deadline: November 9 2007
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 11 2007
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant No. 0744679
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