Protein Specificity in Plant Disease Development: Protein Sharing Between Host and Parasite

  • James E. Devay
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 10)


The phenomenon of protein sharing or common antigens between plant hosts and parasites has been interpreted in different ways in attempts to explain the basis of susceptibility of plants to disease or the reason for host specificity of plant pathogens. These views encompass immunogenetic responses, cytoplasmic reactions involving common (proteins) antigens, and lectin-protein reactions between host and parasite.


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  • James E. Devay
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  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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