• Overexpression of a plasma membrane protein generated broad‐spectrum immunity in soybean

    14 days ago - By Wiley

    Summary
    Plants fight‐off pathogens and pests by manifesting an array of defence responses using their innate immunity mechanisms. Here we report the identification of a novel soybean gene encoding a plasma membrane protein, transcription of which is suppressed following infection with the fungal pathogen, Furatium virguliforme. Overexpression of the protein led to enhanced resistance against not only against F. virguliforme, but also against spider mites , soybean aphids and soybean cyst nematode. We, therefore, name this protein as Glycine max disease resistance 1. The homologues of GmDR1...
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