An outlook on the localisation and structure-function relationships of... (2009)

Title An outlook on the localisation and structure-function relationships of R proteins in Solanum
Published in Potato Research, Vol. 52, No. 3, p.229-235. ISSN 00143065.
Author E. Slootweg; W. Tameling; J. Roosien; E. Lukasik; M. Joosten; F. Takken; J. Bakker; A. Goverse
Degree grantor Universiteit van Amsterdam
Date 2009
Type Article
Abstract The co-evolution of plants and plant-pathogens shaped a multi-layered defence system in plants, in which Resistance proteins (R proteins) play a significant role. A fundamental understanding of the functioning of these R proteins and their position in the broader defence system of the plant is essential. Sub-project 3 of the BIOEXPLOIT programme studies how R proteins are activated upon effector recognition and how recognition is conveyed in resistance signalling pathways, using the solanaceous R proteins Rx1 (from S. tuberosum spp. andigena; conferring extreme resistance against Potato Virus X), I-2 (from S. lycopersicon; mediating resistance to Fusarium oxysporum) and Mi-1.2 (from S. lycopersicon; conferring resistance to Meloidogyne incognita) as model systems. The results obtained in this project will serve as a model for other R proteins and will be translated to potential applications or alternative strategies for disease resistance. These include the modification of the recognition specificity of R proteins with the aim to obtain broad spectrum resistance to major pathogens in potato.
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