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Title: LysM receptor-like kinases to improve plant defense response against fungal pathogens

Perception of chitin fragments (chitooligosaccharides) is an important first step in plant defense response against fungal pathogen. LysM receptor-like kinases (LysM RLKs) are instrumental in this perception process. LysM RLKs also play a role in activating transcription of chitin-responsive genes (CRGs) in plants. Mutations in the LysM kinase receptor genes or the downstream CRGs may affect the fungal susceptibility of a plant. Mutations in LysM RLKs or transgenes carrying the same may be beneficial in imparting resistance against fungal pathogens.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1176519
Report Number(s):
8,558,056
13/347,199
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-02ER15309
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jan 10
Research Org:
University Of Missouri, Columbia, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES