UDP-glucosyltransferase UGT84A2/BRT1 is required for Arabidopsis nonhost resistance to the Asian soybean rust pathogenPhakopsora pachyrhizi

  • Caspar Langenbach, Ruth Campe, Ulrich Schaffrath, Katharina Goellner, Uwe Conrath
  • New Phytologist, January 2013, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/nph.12155

What is it about?

The paper identifies a sugar-transferring enzyme (UDP-glucosyltransferase) as an important component of the broadest-spectrum disease resistance response in plants.

Why is it important?

The work may help engineering or breeding crops with durable disease resistance. It also supports our understanding of the overall plant immune response.

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