Expression of a radish defensin in transgenic wheat confers increased resistance to Fusarium graminearum and Rhizoctonia cerealis

@article{Li2011ExpressionOA,
  title={Expression of a radish defensin in transgenic wheat confers increased resistance to Fusarium graminearum and Rhizoctonia cerealis},
  author={Zhao Li and Miaoping Zhou and Zengyan Zhang and Lijuan Ren and Lipu Du and Boqiao Zhang and Huijun Xu and Zhiyong Xin},
  journal={Functional & Integrative Genomics},
  year={2011},
  volume={11},
  pages={63-70}
}
Fusarium head blight (scab), primarily caused by Fusarium graminearum, is a devastating disease of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) worldwide. Wheat sharp eyespot, mainly caused by Rhizoctonia cerealis, is one of the major diseases of wheat in China. The defensin RsAFP2, a small cyteine-rich antifungal protein from radish (Raphanus sativus), was shown to inhibit growth in vitro of agronomically important fungal pathogens, such as F. graminearum and R. cerealis. The RsAFP2 gene was transformed into… CONTINUE READING