Molecular Control of Disease Resistance in Plants
The majority of the disease symptoms are caused by a toxin produced by the parasite. Thus, the other complexities in the host-parasite system are eliminated and the biological activity of the toxin can be studied.
The toxin is host-specific (host range identical to that of the parasite).
The host plant has a broad range of toxin-sensitive and toxin-insensitive clones.
The toxin can be isolated, characterized and labeled with radioisotopes.
KeywordsBinding Activity Toxin Production Resistant Clone Chaotropic Agent Toxin Binding
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