research and dates back many decades. Plants donot have an adptive immune system- antibodies
and T cell
responses in higher mammals- but they have an innate defense mechanism which could also be inducible.
, plants can recognize PAMPs (pathogen
associated molecular pattern) using PRRs (pattern recognition receptors). plant PRRs are similar to Toll like receptors
in having a LRR (leu rich repeat) and TIR (toll Interleukin-1) domains. Plants also produce antimicrobial factors, pathogenesis
related (PR) proteins
being one of the well studied ones.
You can visit some of the labs working on plant immune response for more info:
//ausubellab.mgh.harvard.edu/]Ausubel labDangl Lab at UNC