A Ligand-Receptor Mechanism in Plant-Pathogen Recognition

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Science  20 Dec 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5295, pp. 2038-2039
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5295.2038


Two reports in this issue (p. 2060 and p. 2063) illustrate the molecular mechanism underlying the specificity of plant pathogens for certain plant species. In his Perspective, Lamb explains what these results teach us about signal transduction pathways in plants and how they provide a new tool for engineering crop plants.