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Nature Plants: Elicitin recognition confers enhanced resistance to Phytophthora infestans in potato (2015)

Nature Plants: Elicitin recognition confers enhanced resistance to Phytophthora infestans in potato (2015) | S. tuberosum | Scoop.it

Potato late blight, caused by the destructive Irish famine pathogen Phytophthora infestans, is a major threat to global food security1,2. All late blight resistance genes identified to date belong to the coiled-coil, nucleotide-binding, leucine-rich repeat class of intracellular immune receptors3. However, virulent races of the pathogen quickly evolved to evade recognition by these cytoplasmic immune receptors4. Here we demonstrate that the receptor-like protein ELR (elicitin response) from the wild potato Solanum microdontum mediates extracellular recognition of the elicitin domain, a molecular pattern that is conserved in Phytophthora species. ELR associates with the immune co-receptor BAK1/SERK3 and mediates broad-spectrum recognition of elicitin proteins from several Phytophthora species, including four diverse elicitins from P. infestans. Transfer of ELR into cultivated potato resulted in enhanced resistance to P. infestans. Pyramiding cell surface pattern recognition receptors with intracellular immune receptors could maximize the potential of generating a broader and potentially more durable resistance to this devastating plant pathogen.


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COST Action SUSTAIN - FA1208 - Pathogen-informed strategies for sustainable broad-spectrum crop resistance - 2nd Annual Conference, , Zakopane, Poland, 15-17 October 2014

COST Action SUSTAIN - FA1208 - Pathogen-informed strategies for sustainable broad-spectrum crop resistance - 2nd Annual Conference, , Zakopane, Poland, 15-17 October 2014 | S. tuberosum | Scoop.it

The conference will be held in Poland's premier mountain resort of Zakopane, the beautiful and picturesque capital of the Polish High Tatra Mountains. Zakopane is a town in the south of Poland, approximately 110km south of Krakow and close to the border with Slovakia. 
 

Abstract deadline 12th March 2014


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