ROS open roads to roundworm infection. Academic Article uri icon


  • The rapid production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) upon pathogen attack is generally considered a defense mechanism for microbial killing and an initiation of host defense responses in plants and animals. In this issue, Siddique et al. show that nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase-derived ROS function as a pathogenicity factor to promote the roundworm nematode infection in Arabidopsis thaliana, revealing the complex action of ROS in host-pathogen interactions.

published proceedings

  • Sci Signal

altmetric score

  • 4.1

author list (cited authors)

  • Feng, B., & Shan, L.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Feng, Baomin||Shan, Libo

publication date

  • April 2014