Gene and method for increasing disease resistance in perennial plants

H.J. Schouten (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


This invention relates to method for increasing resistance against pathogen or parasites in a perennial plant, in particular an apple plant. The invention also relates an isolated polynucleotide for use in this method. In the method of the invention a perennial plant with increased resistance against pathogens or parasites is obtained by incorporating into the genome of said perennial plant a gene that confers resistance against pathogens or parasites, wherein said gene is preferably derived from a plant that is capable of natural breeding with said perennial plant. In particular, this invention relates to a method for increasing resistance to apple scab by introducing Rvi15 (Vr2).
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2014092561
Priority date10/12/12
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2014


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