A recently evolved hexose transporter variant confers resistance to multiple pathogens in wheat

@article{Moore2015ARE,
  title={A recently evolved hexose transporter variant confers resistance to multiple pathogens in wheat},
  author={John William Moore and Sybil A. Herrera-Foessel and Caixia Lan and Wendelin H Schnippenkoetter and Michael Ayliffe and Julio Huerta-Espino and Morten Lillemo and Libby A Viccars and Ricky J Milne and Sambasivam K. Periyannan and Xiuying Kong and Wolfgang Spielmeyer and Mark Talbot and Harbans S. Bariana and John W Patrick and Peter G. Dodds and Ravi Singh and Evans S. Lagudah},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  year={2015},
  volume={47},
  pages={1494-1498}
}
As there are numerous pathogen species that cause disease and limit yields of crops, such as wheat (Triticum aestivum), single genes that provide resistance to multiple pathogens are valuable in crop improvement. The mechanistic basis of multi-pathogen resistance is largely unknown. Here we use comparative genomics, mutagenesis and transformation to isolate… CONTINUE READING