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Disease Resistance

  • Hongjing Li
  • Shiping Wang
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Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 5)

Abstract

Rice, as a crop that is closely related to human being, is severely damaged by diseases caused by bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens. Application of natural genetic disease resistance mechanisms is the most economical and environmentally friendly approach to solve this problem. Research results on some rice–pathogen interaction systems provide a basis for understanding the molecular mechanisms of both qualitative and quantitative resistance. Compare with qualitative resistance, quantitative resistance is more broad spectrum and durable. It is the most important or only form of resistance to necrotrophic pathogens and even some biotrophic pathogens. So, besides R genes, PRRs and genes contributing to resistance QTLs also are valuable resources for the improvement of rice disease resistance.

Keywords

Salicylic Acid Sheath Blight Quantitative Resistance Resistance QTLs Rice Resistance 
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Notes

Acknowledgment

This work was supported by grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (30930063) and the National Program of High Technology Development of China (2012AA10A303).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic ImprovementNational Center of Plant Gene Research, Huazhong Agricultural UniversityWuhanChina

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