Annual Review of Phytopathology (2017) 55, 505-536

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Gah-Hyun Lim, Richa Singhal, Aardra Kachroo and Pradeep Kachroo (2017)
Fatty acid– and lipid-mediated signaling in plant defense
Annual Review of Phytopathology 55, 505-536
Abstract: 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.
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