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Broad-spectrum defense against plant pathogens

Transfer of a pattern-recognition immune receptor to a crop confers resistance to several bacterial pathogens.

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Figure 1: Engineering broad-spectrum resistance in tomato, a member of the Solanaceae, by transferring a pattern-recognition receptor from the wild species A. thaliana (family Brassicaceae).


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Brutus, A., Yang He, S. Broad-spectrum defense against plant pathogens. Nat Biotechnol 28, 330–331 (2010).

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