Molecular Approaches to Plant and Pathogen Genes

  • Richard I. S. Brettell
  • Anthony J. Pryor
Part of the Plant Gene Research book series (GENE)


Host-pathogen combinations among higher plants cover a continuous wide range of diversity. At one end is the extreme specialisation of obligate biotrophs such as the rust and mildew fungi, whose existence depends on an association with living tissue of the host. At the other end are the facultative necrotrophs which are able to grow in the absence of host tissue but under certain circumstances will infect a plant and feed off the dead and dying tissues.


Rust Resistance Alternaria Alternata Pathogen Gene Crown Rust Avirulence Gene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard I. S. Brettell
    • 1
  • Anthony J. Pryor
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Plant IndustryCSIROCanberra CityAustralia

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