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Author Fukuoka S,Saka N,Koga H,Ono K,Shimizu T,Ebana K,Hayashi N,Takahashi A,Hirochika H,Okuno K,Yano M
Title Loss of function of a proline-containing protein confers durable disease resistance in rice.
Blast disease is a devastating fungal disease of rice, one of the world's staple foods. Race-specific resistance to blast disease has usually not been durable. Here, we report the cloning of a previously unknown type of gene that confers non-race-specific resistance and its successful use in breeding. Pi21 encodes a proline-rich protein that includes a putative heavy metal-binding domain and putative protein-protein interaction motifs. Wild-type Pi21 appears to slow the plant's defense responses, which may support optimization of defense mechanisms. Deletions in its proline-rich motif inhibit this slowing. Pi21 is separable from a closely linked gene conferring poor flavor. The resistant pi21 allele, which is found in some strains of japonica rice, could improve blast resistance of rice worldwide.
Journal Science
Country Japan
Volume 325
Pages 998-1001
Year 2009
PubMed ID 19696351
PubMed Central ID -
DOI 10.1126/science.1175550
Gene PI21
INSD AB430852 AB430853 AB430854
Strain Wild Core Collection -
Induced Mutation Lines(NIG Collection) -
Sterile Seed Strain -
Lethal Embryo
Mutantion Strain
Stages in Each Organ
- Muant Lines (Gene)
Cultivated Varieties(NIG Collection) -
Stages in Each Organ -