Bacterial Protein In Rice Plants Helps In Fighting With Blight Disease

Bacterial Protein In Rice Plants Helps In Fighting With Blight Disease


  • Post By : Kumar Jeetendra

  • Source: DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • Date: 25 Jul,2015

Team of Researcher from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Joint Bio Energy Institute (JBEI) and the University of California (UC) Davis, recently uncovered a mysterious though on development of immune system in rice plants which influenced by fight against Bacterial Blight diseases with help of Bacterial molecules.

Researcher finds tyrosine-sulfated bacterial protein (RaxX) activates the receptor protein (XA21) in rice which in turn helps rice plants in development of Immune System against; Xanthomonas oryzae a pathogen causes Bacterial Blight in rice plants.

According to Scientists:

“Our results show that RaxX, a small, previously undescribed bacterial protein, is required for activation of XA21-mediated immunity to Xanthomonas oryzae,” says Pamela Ronald, a plant geneticist for both JBEI and UC Davis who led this study. “XA21 can detect RaxX and quickly mobilize its defenses to mount a potent immune response against Xanthomonas oryzae. Rice plants that do not carry the XA21 immune receptor or other related immune receptors are virtually defenseless against bacterial blight.

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