Decoy Engineering: The Next Step in Resistance Breeding

Trends Plant Sci. 2016 May;21(5):371-373. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2016.04.001. Epub 2016 Apr 12.


The recent finding that decoy engineering can expand the recognition specificity of a plant immune receptor opens a wealth of opportunities for resistance breeding. In this Spotlight we discuss which factors should be considered to successfully translate decoy engineering into crop species.

Keywords: AvrPphB; Decoy model; Disease resistance; PBS1; Protein engineering; RPS5.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Breeding / methods*
  • Disease Resistance / genetics
  • Genetic Engineering / methods
  • Plant Diseases / genetics
  • Protein Engineering / methods