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Plants protect their wounds against pathogen invasion by releasing damage signals that induce immune responses in neighboring cells. A new study shows that a conserved bioactive peptide is released from its cytoplasmic precursor upon wounding by a metacaspase that is activated by calcium influx into the injured cell.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2019.04.014

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

20/05/2019

Volume

29

Pages

R378 - R380