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Proteomics and plant disease: Advances in combating a major threat to the global food supply. (Review).

Rampitsch, C. and Bykova, N.V. (2012). "Proteomics and plant disease: Advances in combating a major threat to the global food supply. (Review).", Proteomics, 12(4-5), pp. 673-690. doi : 10.1002/pmic.201100359  Access to full text

Abstract

The study of plant disease and immunity is benefiting tremendously from proteomics. Parallel streams of research from model systems, from pathogens in vitro and from the relevant pathogen-crop interactions themselves have begun to reveal a model of how plants succumb to invading pathogens and how they defend themselves without the benefit of a circulating immune system. In this review, we discuss the contribution of proteomics to these advances, drawing mainly on examples from crop-fungus interactions, from Arabidopsis-bacteria interactions, from elicitor-based model systems and from pathogen studies, to highlight also the important contribution of non-crop systems to advancing crop protection.

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