@Article{IPB-2441, author = {Mielke, S. and Gasperini, D.}, title = {{Interplay between Plant Cell Walls and Jasmonate Production}}, year = {2019}, pages = {2629-2637}, journal = {Plant Cell Physiol}, doi = {10.1093/pcp/pcz119}, url = {https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcz119}, volume = {60}, abstract = {Plant cell walls are sophisticated carbohydrate-rich structures representing the immediate contact surface with the extracellular environment, often serving as the first barrier against biotic and abiotic stresses. Notably, a variety of perturbations in plant cell walls result in upregulated jasmonate (JA) production, a phytohormone with essential roles in defense and growth responses. Hence, cell wall-derived signals can initiate intracellular JA-mediated responses and the elucidation of the underlying signaling pathways could provide novel insights into cell wall maintenance and remodeling, as well as advance our understanding on how is JA biosynthesis initiated. This Mini Review will describe current knowledge about cell wall-derived damage signals and their effects on JA biosynthesis, as well as provide future perspectives.} } @Article{IPB-1961, author = {Gasperini, D. and Acosta, I. F. and Farmer, E. E.}, title = {{Cotyledon Wounding of Arabidopsis Seedlings}}, year = {2016}, pages = {e1712}, journal = {Bio Protoc}, doi = {10.21769/BioProtoc.1712}, url = {https://dx.doi.org/10.21769/BioProtoc.1712}, volume = {6}, abstract = {Damage to plant organs through both biotic and abiotic injury is very common in nature. Arabidopsis thaliana 5-day-old (5-do) seedlings represent an excellent system in which to study plant responses to mechanical wounding, both at the site of the damage and in distal unharmed tissues. Seedlings of wild type, transgenic or mutant lines subjected to single or repetitive cotyledon wounding can be used to quantify morphological alterations (e.g., root length, Gasperini et al., 2015), analyze the dynamics of reporter genes in vivo (Larrieu et al., 2015; Gasperini et al., 2015), follow transcriptional changes by quantitative RT-PCR (Acosta et al., 2013; Gasperini et al., 2015) or examine additional aspects of the wound response with a plethora of downstream procedures. Here we illustrate how to rapidly and reliably wound cotyledons of young seedlings, and show the behavior of two promoters driving the expression of β-glucuronidase (GUS) in entire seedlings and in the primary root meristem, following single or repetitive cotyledon wounding respectively. We describe two procedures that can be easily adapted to specific experimental needs.} }