A process for identifying a plant having disease tolerance comprising administering to a plant an inhibitory amount of ethylene and screening for ethylene insensitivity, thereby identifying a disease tolerant plant, is described. Plants identified by the foregoing process are also described.
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT GRANTS
This work was supported in part by research grants from the National Institutes of Health, grant number GM-38894, the Department of Energy, grant number DE-FG03-88ER13917 and National Science Foundation grants. The United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.