Molecular Characterization of an Oomycete-Responsive PR-5 Protein Gene from Zingiber zerumbet

@article{Nair2009MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular Characterization of an Oomycete-Responsive PR-5 Protein Gene from Zingiber zerumbet},
  author={Rekha A. Nair and A. Geetha Kiran and K. C. Sivakumar and George Thomas},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology Reporter},
  year={2009},
  volume={28},
  pages={128-135}
}
The tropical spice crop ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is highly susceptible to soft rot disease caused by the necrotrophic oomycete Pythium aphanidermatum (Edson) Fitzp. However, Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Smith, a wild relative of ginger, is resistant to P. aphanidermatum and has been proposed as a potential donor for soft rot resistance to Z. officinale. We identified a member of the pathogenesis-related protein group 5 (PR-5) gene family in Z. zerumbet that is expressed constitutively but… CONTINUE READING
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