TSRC, Tob. Sci. Res. Conf., 2013, 67, abstr. 44
Expression of an apoplast-directed, phylloplanin-gfp fusion gene confers fungal resistance against Peronospora tabacina disease in a susceptible tobacco.
(1) University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA; (2) Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
Tobaccos and certain other plants secrete phylloplanin glycoproteins to aerial surfaces where they appear to provide first-point-of-contact resistance against fungal pathogens. These proteins can be collected by water washing of aerial plant...