Christine Kuhns

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Aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs) play a major role in the detoxification processes of aldehydes generated in plants when exposed to abiotic stress. In previous studies, we have shown that the Arabidopsis thaliana ALDH3I1 gene is transcriptionally activated by abiotic stress, and over-expression of the ALDH3I1 gene confers stress tolerance in transgenic(More)
Plants can defend themselves against a wide array of enemies, from microbes to large animals, yet there is great variability in the effectiveness of such defences, both within and between species. Some of this variation can be explained by conflicting pressures from pathogens with different modes of attack. A second explanation comes from an evolutionary(More)
The term "nonhost resistance" (NHR) describes the phenomenon that an entire plant species is resistant to all genetic variants of a non-adapted pathogen species. In nature, NHR represents the most robust form of plant immunity and is therefore of scientific as well as economic importance. Due to its highly complex nature, NHR has previously not been studied(More)
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