Spider mites meet arabidopsis


Explore the insights into plant defense signalling pathways  in our publication.


Calcium is an important second messenger that is released into the cytosol after recognition of various environmental stimuli. Several members of Calmodulin-like proteins (CMLs) act as calcium sensors. The present study shows that CML9 might be a regulator involved in the defense against biotrophic pathogens, rather than arthropod herbivores as insects and spider mites.

                                                                                         © Dagmar Voigt