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Comparing genomes of diverse plants reveals new candidate genetic components for plant disease resistance

Baggs et al. look for key immune genes bases on their presence/absence patterns in different plant species. The Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00903 by Erin Baggs, University of California, Berkeley, USA Ruby O’Grady, The John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK…

Differential modulation of the pathogen transcriptome by distinct hosts

Baetsen-Young  et al. identified key transcriptomic differences in coexpression networks following Fusarium virguliforme infection of symptomatic (soybean) vs. asymptomatic (corn) hosts    Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00697 By Amy Baetsen-Young and Brad Day, Michigan State University Background:…

Microbial landscape of the grapevine endosphere in the context of Pierce’s disease

In vascular plants, structure and composition of microbial endosphere associations has not been studied much in the specific context of vascular diseases. This is the case of Pierce's disease which is caused by Xylella fastidiosa and affects multiple crops and ornamental plants. This bacterium is currently…