The Arabidopsis NPR1 gene confers broad-spectrum disease resistance in strawberry

@article{Silva2015TheAN,
  title={The Arabidopsis NPR1 gene confers broad-spectrum disease resistance in strawberry},
  author={Katchen Julliany Pereira Silva and Asha M. Brunings and Natalia A. Peres and Zhonglin Mou and Kevin M. Folta},
  journal={Transgenic Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={24},
  pages={693-704}
}
Although strawberry is an economically important fruit crop worldwide, production of strawberry is limited by its susceptibility to a wide range of pathogens and the lack of major commercial cultivars with high levels of resistance to multiple pathogens. The objective of this study is to ectopically express the Arabidopsis thalianaNPR1 gene (AtNPR1) in the diploid strawberry Fragaria vesca L. and to test transgenic plants for disease resistance. AtNPR1 is a key positive regulator of the long… 

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