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Self-Defense By Plants: Induction and Signaling Pathways

Organized by Andre Jagendorf and Clarence Ryan

September 15-17, 1994
Irvine, CA

September 16
C.A. Ryan, Introduction

Session One: Signals I
C. Lamb, Moderator

Salicylic Acid Biochemistry and Biology
I. Raskin, Rutgers University

Surface Signaling in Pathogenesis
P. Kolattukudy, Ohio State University

Elicitins from Phytophthora and Basic Resistance in Tobacco
L.Yu, University of California

Session Two: Signals II
R. Croteau, Moderator

Systemin, Oligouronides, and Chitosan Activate Defense Genes via the Octadecanoic Pathways
C.A. Ryan, Washington State University

The Octadecanoic Pathway
M. Zenk, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany

Involvement of Jasmonis Acid and Abscisic Acid in Wound-Induced Gene Activation
H. Peña-Cortés, Institute fur Genbiologische Forschung, Germany

Session Three: Signals III
P. Kolattukudy, Moderator

Jasmonic Acid and Turgor Responsive Genes
J. Mullett, Texas A&M University

Signal Transduction of the Oxidative Burst Response in Cultures Soybean Cells
P. Low, Purdue University

Signal Transduction Through Cytosol and Organelle Calcium
A. Trewavas, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Session Four: Receptors for Defense Signals
J. Ryals, Moderator

The Ethylene Response in Arabidopsis: A Two-Component Signaling System in Eukaryotes
C. Chang, California Institute of Technology

Glucan Elicitor-Binding Proteins in Soybean
M. Hahn, University of Georgia

Modification and Transduction of the Salicylic Acid Signal
D. Klessig, Rutgers University

September 17

Session Five: Protein Phosphorylation-Dephosphorylation G-proteins
R.J. Cook, Moderator

Involvement of Small GTP-Bonding Proteins in Wound-Salicylic Acid Signal Transduction Pathways
H. Sano, Akita Prefectural College of Agriculture, Japan

Interaction of Oligouronide Defense Signals with the Plant Plasma Membrane
T. Farmer, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Oligopeptide Elicitor-Mediated Defense-Gene Activation in Cultured Parsley Cells
K. Hahlbrock, Max-Planck-Institute, Germany

Session Six: Novel Defense Systems
A. Jagendorf, Moderator

Early Molecular Events in Plant Defense Against Microbial Attack
C. Lamb, Salk Institute

Conifer Defense Against Bark Beetles: Oleoresinosis
R. Croteau, Washington State University

How Caterpillar-Damaged Plants Protect Themselves by Attracting Parasitic Wasps
J. Tumlinson, University of Florida

Session Seven: Defense Gene Regulation I
K. Hahlbrock, Moderator

Isolation of the TMV Disease Resistance Locus, N, of Tobacco
B. Baker, PGEC, University of California, Berkeley

Characterization of the Pto Bacterial Resistance Gene
Greg Martin, Purdue University

Cloning and Characterization of Rust Resistance Genes from Flax
J. Ellis, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia

Session Eight: Defense Gene Regulation II
D. Klessig, Moderator

Cloning of the Arabidopsis RPS2 Resistance Gene
F. Ausubel, Massachusetts General Hospital

Molecular Mechanisms of Defense by Rhizobacteria Against Root Disease
R.J. Cook, Washington State University

Signaling Pathway in Systemic Acquired Resistance
J. Ryals, Ciba-Geigy Corporation

Andre Jagendorf, Closing Remarks

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