Navigation Links
Fighting a Fungus That Thrives on Tomatoes
Date:5/9/2008

Scientists find disease-resistant gene wards off fusarium wilt on leaves

FRIDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- A molecular-based approach to helping tomatoes fight a fungus that causes wilt has been identified by Dutch scientists.

In agriculture, there's an ongoing battle against the ability of plant pathogens to co-evolve along with their host plant's immune system, according to background information in the study. One way to increase protection is through disease resistance genes that strengthen a plant's immune system.

In this study, the researchers looked at tomatoes and the fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum, which causes fusarium wilt disease.

The University of Amsterdam team found that a suppressor protein secreted by some strains of the fungus enables it to overcome two of the tomato plant's disease resistance genes. However, a third resistance gene specifically targets the suppressor protein, making the plant fully resistant to any fungal strain that produces the protein.

This means that with the right set of resistance genes, tomato plants can defeat the fungus.

"This molecular analysis has revealed a hitherto unpredicted strategy for durable disease control based on resistance combinations," according to a news release about the study, published Friday in the journal PLoS Pathogens.

More information

Ohio State University has more about fusarium wilt.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Public Library of Science, news release, May 8, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study shines more light on benefit of vitamin D in fighting cancer
2. Cities Say Restaurant Nutrition Information Crucial in Fighting Obesity
3. Elliot Yamin: Fighting Diabetes
4. Their immune cells, fighting your cancer
5. Clean Hands are Key to Fighting Cold, Flu Germs
6. Fighting the Gassy Effects of Good Eating, From the Harvard Health Letter
7. Family Infighting Hurts the Heart
8. The Power of Community in Fighting HIV/AIDS Among Latinos
9. Fighting obesity may be as easy as ATP, says UH researcher
10. Handwashing, Masks Beat Drugs at Fighting Flu
11. Germ-Fighting Inhaler Could Fend Off Bioterror Agents
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/25/2017)... ... March 25, 2017 , ... Getting earned media coverage meaningful for ... , All through the year, Garden Media aims to provide material helpful to ... influencers and pitching client’s key messages to gain coveted media placements, Garden ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Infectious disease affects billions of ... United States, it’s a threat that is constantly changing and evolving. Mediaplanet's “Fighting ... offers strategies for the healthcare community to help decrease the number of completely ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... The iaedp Foundation, the premier provider of educational programs and training standards for eating ... of disordered eating, announced today that the 2017 Symposium set a new attendance record ... countries converged on the Green Valley Resort in Las Vegas. , “We are ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Northridge dentists, Dr. Michel ... sleep apnea and TMJ at their office. TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, has ... type, is increasingly being treated at dental offices with newly developed procedures and ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... 2017 the year of enhancements, upgrading their training and leads programs. , In ... University. Reserved for elite sales agents, Performance Partners is designed to teach how ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Deep ... to their offering. ... The Deep Learning: Drug Discovery and Diagnostics Market, 2017-2035 report examines ... deep learning solutions within the healthcare domain. Primarily driven by the ... solution to generate relevant insights from medical data. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 Global ... industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. ... market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, and major ... ... spread across 105 pages providing 10 company profiles and ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... their offering. ... provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada , ... Asia-Pacific , Latin America , and Rest of ... 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: