Campus Units

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Roy J. Carver Department of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

9-15-2019

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Experimental Botany

Volume

70

Issue

18

First Page

4591

Last Page

4593

DOI

10.1093/jxb/erz216

Abstract

Pyramiding R genes is a common strategy used by breeders to enhance resistance and increase durability of resistance in crops. However, the molecular mechanisms that mediate R gene interactions are not known. Kamphuis et al. (2019) analyzed Medicago truncatula plants carrying two genes that confer resistance to bluegreen aphids. They identified a potential phytohormone crosstalk triggered by the combined R gene action in response to aphid feeding that enhances resistance and minimizes R gene-associated fitness costs to the plant.

Comments

This article is published as MacIntosh, Gustavo C. "Gene pyramids and the balancing act of keeping pests at bay." Journal of experimental botany 70, no. 18 (2019): 4591-4593. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erz216.

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en

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