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Revisiting the Origin of Plant NBS-LRR Genes
- Shao, Zhu-Qing, Xue, Jia-Yu, Wang, Qiang, Wang, Bin, Chen, Jian-Qun
- Trends in plant science 2019 v.24 no.1 pp. 9-12
- Chlorophyta, ancestry, disease resistance, genes, pathogens
- The NBS-LRR genes are functionally responsible for plant resistance to alien pathogens. Here, we show that NBS-LRR genes originated in the common ancestor of the whole green lineage, and have rapidly diverged into three subclasses with different domain combinations (TNL, CNL, and RNL) before the split of green algae.