Fatty acids and lipids, which are major and essential constituents of all plant cells, not only provide structural integrity and energy for various metabolic processes but can also function as signal transduction mediators. Lipids and fatty acids can act as both intracellular and extracellular signals. In addition, cyclic and acyclic products generated during fatty acid metabolism can also function as important chemical signals. This review summarizes the biosynthesis of fatty acids and lipids and their involvement in pathogen defense.
|Number of pages||32|
|Journal||Annual Review of Phytopathology|
|State||Published - Aug 4 2017|
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Our sincere apologies to authors whose relevant articles were not cited here owing to a limit on the number of citations. This work was supported by funding from the National Science Foundation (IOS# 0749731, 051909).
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- Fatty acids
- Plant defense
- Systemic signaling
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Plant Science