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Deciphering durable resistance one R gene at a time

Characterizations of durable resistance genes in crop plants are coming to the fore. A new study characterizing the wheat gene Lr67 shows that how a plant manages sugar transport affects the ability of a broad group of fungal pathogens to colonize their host.

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Figure 1: Schematic model of sugar transport in a fungus-infected plant cell.

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White, F., Frommer, W. Deciphering durable resistance one R gene at a time. Nat Genet 47, 1376–1377 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.3456

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