The R1 gene for potato resistance to late blight (Phytophthora infestans) belongs to the leucine zipper/NBS/LRR class of plant resistance genes.

@article{Ballvora2002TheRG,
  title={The R1 gene for potato resistance to late blight (Phytophthora infestans) belongs to the leucine zipper/NBS/LRR class of plant resistance genes.},
  author={Agim Ballvora and Maria Raffaella Ercolano and Julia Weiss and Khalid Meksem and Christina Angelika Bormann and Petra Oberhagemann and Francesco Salamini and Christiane Gebhardt},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={361-71}
}
Late blight caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans is the most destructive disease in potato cultivation worldwide. New, more virulent P. infestans strains have evolved which overcome the genetic resistance that has been introgressed by conventional breeding from wild potato species into commercial varieties. R genes (for single-gene resistance) and… CONTINUE READING