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We have examined the genetics of nonhost resistance in Arabidopsis, using the bean pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola race 6 1448A to probe accessions for natural variation in basal defense. Symptoms rarely developed in leaves of Niedersenz (Nd), some yellowing and occasional necrosis developed in Columbia (Col), whereas tissue collapse was(More)
The virulence and avirulence activities of members of the Pseudomonas syringae HopAB family of effectors and AvrPto were examined in bean, tomato and Arabidopsis. Proteins were delivered by the RW60 strain of P. syringae pv. phaseolicola. RW60 causes a hypersensitive reaction (HR) in bean and tomato but is restricted without the HR in Arabidopsis. Dual(More)
Plants are sessile, so have evolved sensitive ways to detect attacking herbivores and sophisticated strategies to effectively defend themselves. Insect herbivory induces synthesis of the phytohormone jasmonic acid which activates downstream metabolic pathways for various chemical defences such as toxins and digestion inhibitors. Insects are also(More)
Changes in transcription in leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana were characterised following challenge with strains of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 allowing differentiation of basal resistance (hrpA mutants), gene-specific resistance (RPM1-specified interactions) and susceptibility (wild-type pathogen). In planta avirulence gene induction, changes in(More)
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