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OsWRKY13 Mediates Rice Disease Resistance by Regulating Defense-Related Genes in Salicylate- and Jasmonate-Dependent Signaling

Qiu, Deyun; Xiao, Jun; Ding, Xinhua; Xiong, Min; Cai, Meng; Cao, Yinglong; Li, Xianghua; Xu, Caiguo; Wang, Shiping


Although 109 WRKY genes have been identified in the rice genome, the functions of most are unknown. Here, we show that OsWRKY13 plays a pivotal role in rice disease resistance. Overexpression of OsWRKY13 can enhance rice resistance to bacterial blight and fungal blast, two of the most devastating diseases of rice worldwide, at both the seedling and adult stages, and shows no influence on the fertility. This overexpression was accompanied by the activation of salicylic acid (SA)...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (MPMI)
DOI: 10.1094/MPMI-20-5-0492


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