Knowing the dancer from the dance: R-gene products and their interactions with other proteins from host and pathogen

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2001 Aug;4(4):288-94. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(00)00175-8.


Cloning of plant disease resistance genes is now commonplace in model plants. Recent attention has turned to how the proteins that they encode function biochemically to recognize their cognate Avirulence protein and to initiate the disease-resistance response. In addition, attention has turned to how the Avirulence proteins of pathogens might alter susceptible hosts for the benefit of the pathogen, and what plant proteins might be required for that process.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Proteins / genetics*
  • Genes, Bacterial / immunology
  • Genes, Plant* / immunology
  • Immunity, Innate / genetics*
  • Plant Diseases / genetics*
  • Plant Proteins / genetics*
  • Translocation, Genetic
  • Viral Proteins / genetics
  • Virulence / genetics


  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Plant Proteins
  • Viral Proteins