Ligands of RLKs and RLPs Involved in Defense and Symbiosis

  • Katharina Mueller
  • Georg FelixEmail author
Part of the Signaling and Communication in Plants book series (SIGCOMM, volume 13)


Higher plants can detect a variety of molecular patterns that are indicative for the presence of mutualistic and antagonistic symbionts. These molecular signals comprise a variety of chemical structures from simple sterols and peptides to complex carbohydrates and modified proteins. Only for few of these signals the corresponding plant receptors have been identified so far. These known receptors, collectively termed pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), belong to the family of receptor-like kinases (RLKs) or to the related family of receptor-like proteins (RLPs).


Quorum Sensing Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Perception System LysM Domain Mutualistic Symbiont 
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