Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: University of Toronto biologists develop new defense in fight against crop infections

(University of Toronto) Biologists at the University of Toronto have successfully tested a new strategy for identifying genetic resources critical for the ongoing battle against plant pathogens such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses that infect and destroy food crops worldwide. By focusing on the disease-associated genes available to pathogens, and the defenses available to plants, they have developed a new approach for identifying plant immune receptors, which is a genetic resource in short supply in agricultural breeding.