Lesion mimic mutants of rice with alterations in early signaling events of defense.

@article{Takahashi1999LesionMM,
  title={Lesion mimic mutants of rice with alterations in early signaling events of defense.},
  author={A. S. C. Takahashi and Tsutomu Kawasaki and Kenji Henmi and Ken-ichiro Shii and Osamu Kodama and Hikaru Satoh and Ko Shimamoto},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={535-45}
}
We screened 93 lesion mimic mutants of rice for resistance to the blast fungus, Magnaporthe grisea, and found eight mutants that exhibited significant resistance to the fungus. We called these mutants cdr (cell death and resistance) and further analyzed three of them. Two mutations, cdr1 and cdr2, were recessive and one, Cdr3, was dominant. Many small brownish lesions developed over the entire leaf of the mutants 20-50 days after sowing. TUNEL staining revealed that DNA fragmentation occurred… CONTINUE READING