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Genome Biol. 2006;7(4):212. Epub 2006 Apr 26.

Plant NBS-LRR proteins: adaptable guards.

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  • 1The Genome Center, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA.

Abstract

The majority of disease resistance genes in plants encode nucleotide-binding site leucine-rich repeat (NBS-LRR) proteins. This large family is encoded by hundreds of diverse genes per genome and can be subdivided into the functionally distinct TIR-domain-containing (TNL) and CC-domain-containing (CNL) subfamilies. Their precise role in recognition is unknown; however, they are thought to monitor the status of plant proteins that are targeted by pathogen effectors.

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