Cultured Cells of White Pine Show Genetic Resistance to Axenic Blister Rust Hyphae

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Science  27 Apr 1984:
Vol. 224, Issue 4647, pp. 407-408
DOI: 10.1126/science.224.4647.407


Hypersensitive resistance to axenically cultured Cronartium ribicola was displayed by subcultured callus of Pinus lambertiana. Cellular resistance to a destructive rust disease can now be studied at the macromolecular level through use of cloned cells of both host and pathogen in a system amenable to emerging recombinant DNA technology