Diversifying the menu for crop powdery mildew resistance

James K.M. Brown*, Brande B.H. Wulff*

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Powdery mildew, a potentially severe crop disease, can be controlled by mlo mutations, which suppress fungal proliferation but typically also reduce yield. Li et al. (2022) demonstrate that productivity can be restored by overexpressing a host sugar transporter, thus offering a new option for economically and environmentally benign disease control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-763
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 3 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
J.K.M.B. is funded by the BBSRC Plant Health Strategic Programme. B.B.H.W. is funded by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology .

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 Elsevier Inc.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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