Engineering NLR immune receptors for broad-spectrum disease resistance

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  • Two recent reports by Maekawa et al. and Narusaka et al. demonstrated the transfer of a nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat (NLR) family of immune receptors into evolutionarily diverged plants without causing adverse fitness consequences. The applications of NLRs in engineering durable and broad-spectrum resistance in plants are highlighted here. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
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  • Mukhtar MS
  • Start Page

  • 469
  • End Page

  • 472
  • Volume

  • 18
  • Issue

  • 9