The genetic architecture of resistance.

  title={The genetic architecture of resistance.},
  author={Nevin D. Young},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  volume={3 4},
Plant resistance genes (R genes), especially the nucleotide binding site leucine-rich repeat (NBS-LRR) family of sequences, have been extensively studied in terms of structural organization, sequence evolution and genome distribution. These studies indicate that NBS-LRR sequences can be split into two related groups that have distinct amino-acid motif organizations, evolutionary histories and signal transduction pathways. One NBS-LRR group, characterized by the presence of a Toll/interleukin… CONTINUE READING