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Disease Resistance Genes in Flax

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Flax has been a model system, while also being an important agronomic resource, for the identification and characterization of disease resistances. The development of the gene-for-gene hypothesis of the interaction between a specific gene in the plant and its partner in the pathogen arose from the work on the interaction between flax and its pathogenic rust fungus, Melampsora lini. The genes involved were initially isolated through transposon tagging, but the subsequent availability of the complete assembled genome sequence of flax and its rust has helped elucidate the modes of action of the interaction between the two partners, with the demonstration of the direct interaction between the cognate genes from the plant and pathogen. The extensive collection of varieties and exotic germplasm, and the continuing molecular examination of the disease reactions to a series of fungal pathogens, has provided new insights into the genes and possible modes of action of resistance to diseases.

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Cullis, C.A. (2019). Disease Resistance Genes in Flax. In: Cullis, C. (eds) Genetics and Genomics of Linum. Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models, vol 23. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23964-0_13

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