PATTERN RECOGNITION IN PLANT INNATE IMMUNITY
S. Mazzotta, B. Kemmerling
All multicellular organisms suffer from microbial pathogen attacks. Recognition of pathogens is the prerequisite and the first step to trigger defence reactions against them. Therefore, plasma membrane-localized receptors play a major role in detecting pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMP) or endogenous signals released after attack, so called danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMP). The present review will address perception systems used by plants to perceive pathogen attack and initiate efficient defence responses.