Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Functional characterization and genetic engineering of rice TAL effector-dependent R gene Xa10
by Xuan, Zeng, Ph.D., National University of Singapore (Singapore), 2015, 159; 10008764
Abstract (Summary)

Bacterial blight of rice, caused by gram-negative bacteria Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), is one of the most severe bacterial diseases affecting rice worldwide. The major virulence effectors in Xoo are transcription activator-like (TAL) effectors, which function like eukaryotic transcription factors. Xa10 is a rice bacterial blight resistance (R) gene, which confers race-specific resistance to Xoo strains harboring TAL effector AvrXa10.

In this study, we show that Xa10 contains an effector-binding element for AvrXa10 (EBEAvrXa10) in the promoter region, and is specifically induced by AvrXa10. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Indexing (document details)
School: National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Department: Biological Science
School Location: Republic of Singapore
Source: DAI-B 77/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Genetics
Publication Number: 10008764
ISBN: 978-1-339-45468-9
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