A Natural Allele of a Transcription Factor in Rice Confers Broad-Spectrum Blast Resistance.


Rice feeds half the world's population, and rice blast is often a destructive disease that results in significant crop loss. Non-race-specific resistance has been more effective in controlling crop diseases than race-specific resistance because of its broad spectrum and durability. Through a genome-wide association study, we report the identification of a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.06.008


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