Evolving disease resistance genes.

@article{Meyers2005EvolvingDR,
  title={Evolving disease resistance genes.},
  author={Blake C. Meyers and Shail Kaushik and Raja Sekhar Nandety},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={129-34}
}
Defenses against most specialized plant pathogens are often initiated by a plant disease resistance gene. Plant genomes encode several classes of genes that can function as resistance genes. Many of the mechanisms that drive the molecular evolution of these genes are now becoming clear. The processes that contribute to the diversity of R genes include tandem and segmental gene duplications, recombination, unequal crossing-over, point mutations, and diversifying selection. Diversity within… CONTINUE READING

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