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Record number 507056
Title Cladosporium fulvum Effectors : Weapons in the Arms Race with Tomato
Author(s) Wit, Pierre J.G.M. de
Source Annual Review of Phytopathology 54 (2016). - ISSN 0066-4286 - p. 1 - 23.
Department(s) Laboratory of Phytopathology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) (hemi)biotroph - arms race - avirulence genes - Cf resistance genes - Cladosporium fulvum - Dothideomycetes - effector genes - extracellular pathogens - Solanum lycopersicum

In this review, I recount my personal history. My drive to study host-pathogen interactions was to find alternatives for agrochemicals, which was triggered after reading the book "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson. I reflect on my research at the Laboratory of Phytopathology at Wageningen University, where I have worked for my entire career on the interaction between Cladosporium fulvum and tomato, and related gene-for-gene pathosystems. I describe different methods used to identify and sequence avirulence (Avr) genes from the pathogen and resistance (R) genes from the host. The major genes involved in classical gene-for-gene interactions have now been identified, and breeders can produce plants with multiple R genes providing durable and environmentally safe protection against pathogens. In some cases, this might require the use of genetically modified plants when R genes cannot be introduced by classical breeding.

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