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Integrated decoys and effector traps: how to catch a plant pathogen

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, February 2016
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Integrated decoys and effector traps: how to catch a plant pathogen
Published in
BMC Biology, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12915-016-0235-8
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Jeffrey G. Ellis


Plant immune receptors involved in disease resistance and crop protection are related to the animal Nod-like receptor (NLR) class, and recognise the virulence effectors of plant pathogens, whereby they arm the plant's defensive response. Although plant NLRs mainly contain three protein domains, about 10 % of these receptors identified by extensive cross-plant species data base searches have now been shown to include novel and highly variable integrated domains, some of which have been shown to detect pathogen effectors by direct interaction. Sarris et al. have identified a large number of integrated domains that can be used to detect effector targets in host plant proteomes and identify unknown pathogen effectors.Please see related Research article: Comparative analysis of plant immune receptor architectures uncovers host proteins likely targeted by pathogens, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12915-016-0228-7 Since the time of writing, a closely related paper has been released: Kroj T, Chanclud E, Michel-Romiti C, Grand X, Morel J-B. Integration of decoy domains derived from protein targets of pathogen effectors into plant immune receptors is widespread. New Phytol. 2016 (ahead of print).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 1%
India 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Denmark 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 71 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 33%
Researcher 13 17%
Student > Master 10 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 9%
Student > Postgraduate 5 7%
Other 12 16%
Unknown 4 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 55 72%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 16%
Environmental Science 1 1%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 1%
Unknown 7 9%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 January 2017.
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