Genetic Pathways of Disease Resistance and Plants-Pathogens Interactions  

Siddra Ijaz , Azeem Iqbal Khan
Center of Agricultural Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad Pakistan
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Molecular Pathogens, 2012, Vol. 3, No. 4   doi: 10.5376/mp.2012.03.0004
Received: 06 Sep., 2012    Accepted: 14 Sep., 2012    Published: 05 Nov., 2012
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Ijaz S. and Khan A.I., 2012, Genetic Pathways of Disease Resistance and Plants-Pathogens Interactions, Molecular Pathogens, Vol.3, No.4 19-26 (doi: 10.5376/mp.2012.03.0004)


Resistance breeding is comparatively less effective, tedious and unremitting process because the pathogens keep on mutating and generate new races. The developed material fell susceptible to these newly evolved races. Even then the breeders are triumphant in shielding most of the crops under cultivation around the globe from fungal diseases. This review summarizes the knowledge about genetic pathways involved in plant disease resistance mechanism, plant-pathogen interaction, production of phytoalexins/secondary metabolites and other pathogenesis related proteins and their interactions in plant defense response.

Resistance breeding; Plant-pathogen interaction; Disease resistance
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