Research report 2005 - Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Tête-a-tête between plant and fungus: how powdery mildew fungi manipulate their host plants
Molekulare Phytopathologie (Prof. Dr. Paul Schulze-Lefert)
MPI für Pflanzenzüchtungsforschung, Köln
SummaryPlant mutants that lack the so-called Mlo protein are highly resistant against powdery mildew fungi. It is assumed that the fungus exploits presence of this protein to suppress plant defense mechanisms.