Dominant resistance against plant viruses

D. de Ronde, P.B.E. Butterbach, R.J.M. Kormelink

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To establish a successful infection plant viruses have to overcome a defense system composed of several layers. This review will overview the various strategies plants employ to combat viral infections with main emphasis on the current status of single dominant resistance (R) genes identified against plant viruses and the corresponding avirulence (Avr) genes identified so far. The most common models to explain the mode of action of dominant R genes will be presented. Finally, in brief the hypersensitive response (HR) and extreme resistance (ER), and the functional and structural similarity of R genes to sensors of innate immunity in mammalian cell systems will be described.
Original languageEnglish
Article number307
JournalFrontiers in Plant Science
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • cucumber-mosaic-virus
  • yellow-dwarf virus
  • phaseolus-vulgaris l
  • gene-mediated resistance
  • potato-leafroll-virus
  • marker-assisted selection
  • long-distance movement
  • tobacco ringspot virus
  • citrus-tristeza-virus
  • spotted-wilt-virus


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