Friday 13 September 2019
Room 204 (Castel) at 2pm
Department of Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Non-canonical ethylene receptor signaling in plants and microbes
Ethylene is well-known as a plant hormone that controls many aspects of plant growth, development and responses to stresses and a canonical pathway for ethylene signaling in plants has been developed. In this talk, I will present results documenting non-canonical roles for the ethylene receptors in plants and showing that signaling can occur outside the canonical pathway. Additionally, I will present recent data showing that bacteria also contain functional ethylene receptors that are involved in the control of bacterial physiology. The possibility that these receptors are involved in plant-microbe interactions will be discussed.
Contact : Véronique Santoni