Variable leucine-rich repeats of tomato disease resistance genes Cf-2 and Cf-5 determine specificity.


SUMMARY The tomato Cf-2 and Cf-5 genes confer race specific resistance to infection by the leaf mould pathogen Cladosporium fulvum. The encoded proteins induce a defence response upon recognition of the fungal Avr2 and Avr5 determinants, respectively. Each resistance protein is comprised largely of leucine-rich repeats (LRRs) and the specificity of… (More)
DOI: 10.1046/j.1364-3703.2003.00162.x


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