J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2022, Vol. 64 ›› Issue (8): 1465-1468.DOI: 10.1111/jipb.13321

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Sword in the woods: How plant hosts defend against vascular pathogens

Xin Yin and Wei Qian*   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics, Institution of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China

    *Correspondence: Wei Qian (qianw@im.ac.cn)
  • Received:2022-06-04 Accepted:2022-06-16 Online:2022-06-29 Published:2022-08-01


This Commentary discusses two recent papers exploring how plants combat infection by vascular pathogens via modulating lignin production and via MAP kinase signaling cascades.

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