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A membrane-bound ankyrin repeat protein confers race-specific leaf rust disease resistance in wheat.

Type of publication Not peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (non peer-reviewed)
Author Kolodziej Markus C, Singla Jyoti, Sánchez-Martín Javier, Zbinden Helen, Šimková Hana, Karafiátová Miroslava, Doležel Jaroslav, Gronnier Julien, Poretti Manuel, Glauser Gaétan, Zhu Wangsheng, Köster Philipp, Zipfel Cyril, Wicker Thomas, Krattinger Simon G, Keller Beat,
Project A study on the origin of plant-specific genes
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Original article (non peer-reviewed)

Journal Nature communications
Volume (Issue) 12(1)
Page(s) 956 - 956
Title of proceedings Nature communications
DOI 10.1038/s41467-020-20777-x


-permeable non-selective cation channels. Transcriptome analyses reveal an induction of genes associated with calcium ion binding in the presence of Lr14a. Haplotype analyses indicate that Lr14a-containing chromosome segments were introgressed multiple times into the bread wheat gene pool, but we find no variation in the Lr14a coding sequence itself. Our work demonstrates the involvement of an ANK-transmembrane (TM)-like type of gene family in race-specific disease resistance in wheat. This forms the basis to explore ANK-TM-like genes in disease resistance breeding.