The Arabidopsis downy mildew resistance gene, RPP13-Nd, functions independently of NDR1 and EDS1 and does not require the accumulation of salicylic acid

Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2001 Mar;14(3):416-21. doi: 10.1094/MPMI.2001.14.3.416.


RPP13-Nd-mediated resistance prevents parasitism by five isolates of Peronospora parasitica (At) in a transgenic Arabidopsis. Columbia background. We tested the effect of a number of known disease resistance mutations on the RPP13-Nd function and found that resistance remained unaltered in plants carrying mutations in either EDS1 or NDR1 and in double ndr1-1/eds1-2 mutant lines. Furthermore, we found that pbs2, pad4-1, npr1-1, and rps5-1, which compromise resistance to a number of P. parasitica (At) isolates, had no affect on RPP13-Nd function. In addition, RPP13-Nd-mediated resistance remained unchanged in a background of salicylic acid depletion (nahG). We conclude that RPP13-Nd is the first Arabidopsis R gene product reported to act via a novel signaling pathway that is independent of salicylic acid-mediated responses and is completely independent of NDR1 and EDS1.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / genetics*
  • Arabidopsis / metabolism
  • Arabidopsis / microbiology
  • Arabidopsis Proteins*
  • Carboxylic Ester Hydrolases / genetics
  • Carboxylic Ester Hydrolases / metabolism
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / genetics*
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism
  • Mixed Function Oxygenases / genetics
  • Mixed Function Oxygenases / metabolism
  • Mutation
  • Oomycetes / pathogenicity*
  • Phenotype
  • Plant Diseases / genetics*
  • Plant Leaves / metabolism
  • Plant Leaves / microbiology
  • Plant Proteins / genetics*
  • Plant Proteins / metabolism
  • Plants, Genetically Modified / genetics
  • Plants, Genetically Modified / metabolism
  • Plants, Genetically Modified / microbiology
  • Salicylic Acid / metabolism*
  • Signal Transduction
  • Transcription Factors / genetics*
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism


  • Arabidopsis Proteins
  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • EDS1 protein, Arabidopsis
  • NDR1 protein, Arabidopsis
  • Plant Proteins
  • RPP13 protein, Arabidopsis
  • Transcription Factors
  • Mixed Function Oxygenases
  • salicylate 1-monooxygenase
  • Carboxylic Ester Hydrolases
  • PAD4 protein, Arabidopsis
  • Salicylic Acid