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Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1998 Aug;1(4):288-93.

Structure and function of proteins controlling strain-specific pathogen resistance in plants.

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CSIRO Plant Industry, GPO Box 1600, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia. ellisj@pi.csiro.au

Abstract

Recently recognised structural and amino acid sequence similarities between plant disease resistance (R) proteins and animal proteins such as Apaf-1 and CED-4 are providing conceptual models for resistance protein function. Data from extensive DNA sequencing of resistance gene families are indicating that the leucine-rich repeat motif is an important determinant of gene-for-gene specificity and that intergenic DNA sequence exchange is a major contributor to R gene diversity.

PMID:
10066601
DOI:
10.1016/1369-5266(88)80048-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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