Journal of Plant Physiology & PathologyISSN: 2329-955X

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Short Communication, J Plant Physiol Pathol Vol: 5 Issue: 2

“Spear” and “Shield” Plant Parasitization and Pathogenic Response

Takeshi Furuhashi1,2*

1Department of Natural and Environmental Science, Teikyo University of Science, 2-2-1 Senju-sakuragi, Adachi, Tokyo 120-0045, Japan

2Anicom Specialty Medical Institute Inc., 8-17-1, Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

*Corresponding Author:
Takeshi Furuhashi
Department of Natural and Environmental Science
Teikyo University of Science
2-2-1 Senju-sakuragi, Adachi, Tokyo 120-0045, Japan

Received Date: March 08, 2017; Accepted Date: April 07, 2017; Published Date: April 14, 2017

Citation: Furuhashi T (2017) “Spear” and “Shield” Plant Parasitization and Pathogenic Response. J Plant Physiol Pathol 5:2. doi: 10.4172/2329-955X.1000162


“Spear” and “Shield” Plant Parasitization and Pathogenic Response

Plants have defense systems that are either inherent or inducible. These systems are mainly employed against living organisms that are not plants. Little is known about plant defenses against other plants (e.g., parasitic plants). Here, we focus on the phenomena of hyperparasitization and intraspecies Cuscuta parasitization. We suggest that the relationship between destructive parasitization as a “spear” and a defense system as a “shield” is an intriguing topic in plant pathology.

Keywords: Cuscuta; Hyperparasitization; Intraspecies parasitization; Plant defense system

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