[Ming-Hsiun Hsieh] Glutamine induces disease resistance in Arabidopsis

Liao et al., 2024 Plant Physiology

Images of Arabidopsis 3 days after Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 infection. White arrows indicate the inoculated leaves.

Dr. Ming-Hsiun Hsieh’s group discovers that exogenous glutamine promotes seedling growth, induces lateral root initiation, activates defense responses, and enhances disease resistance in Arabidopsis. They propose a working model that glutamine may partly interact with the salicylic acid pathway to trigger plant immunity. The paper is published in Plant Physiology (https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiae144). Contributing authors include members of the Hsieh laboratory: Hong-Sheng Liao, Kim-Teng Lee, Yi-Hsin Chung, Soon-Ziet Chen, and Yi-Jie Hung.   

Liao HS, Lee KT, Chung YH, Chen SZ, Hung YJ, Hsieh MH* (2024) Glutamine induces lateral root initiation, stress responses, and disease resistance in Arabidopsis