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LYSM RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASES TO IMPROVE PLANT DEFENSE RESPONSE AGAINST FUNGAL PATHOGENS

United States Patent Application

20140090106
A1
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Perception of chitin fragments (chitooligosaccharides) is an important first step in plant defense response against fungal pathogen. LysM receptor-like kinases (LysM RLKs) are instrumental in this perception process. LysM RLKs also play a role in activating transcription of chitin-responsive genes (CRGs) in plants. Mutations in the LysM kinase receptor genes or the downstream CRGs may affect the fungal susceptibility of a plant. Mutations in LysM RLKs or transgenes carrying the same may be beneficial in imparting resistance against fungal pathogens.
Wan, Jinrong (Columbia, MO), Stacey, Gary (Columbia, MO), Stacey, Minviluz (Columbia, MO), Zhang, Xuecheng (Columbia, MO)
The Curators of the University of Missouri (Columbia MO)
14/ 047,666
October 7, 2013
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS [0002] This work was funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of Energy, Energy Biosciences Program, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (grant number DE-FG02-02ER15309). The United States government may have certain rights in the invention disclosed herein.