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A curious case of resistance to a new encounter pathogen: myrtle rust in Australia

Tobias, Peri A; Guest, David I; Külheim, Carsten; Hsieh, Ji-Fan; Park, Robert F


Resistance genes (R genes) in plants mediate a highly specific response to microbial pathogens, often culminating in localized cell death. Such resistance is generally pathogen race specific and believed to be the result of evolutionary selection pressure. Where a host and pathogen do not share an evolutionary history, specific resistance is expected to be absent or rare. Puccinia psidii, the causal agent of myrtle rust, was recently introduced to Australia, a continent rich in myrtaceous taxa....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Molecular plant pathology
DOI: 10.1111/mpp.12331


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