Genetic variation for resistance to herbivores and plant pathogens: Hypotheses, mechanisms and evolutionary implications

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The interactions between plants and enemies employ a variety of mechanisms, which in turn affect the long-term evolutionary histories of the interacting species. Different patterns of interactions determine not only the selective forces acting on individual genes, but also the flexibility and rapidity of evolution in response to new threats. New genomic techniques allowing large-scale comparisons within and between species demonstrate that defence genes are highly variable and experience very different selective patterns even in recently diverged species. Similar and even shared pathways for defence against diverse taxa of enemies reveal the variability and flexibility of plant defence. © 2013 British Society for Plant Pathology.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keith, R; Mitchell-Olds, T

Published Date

  • December 1, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / S1

Start / End Page

  • 122 - 132

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1365-3059

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-0862

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/ppa.12134

Citation Source

  • Scopus