The Arabidopsis immune receptor EFR increases resistance to the bacterial pathogens Xanthomonas and Xylella in transgenic sweet orange

Letícia Kuster Mitre, Natália Sousa Teixeira‐Silva, Katarzyna Rybak, Diogo Maciel Magalhães, Reinaldo Rodrigues de Souza‐Neto, Silke Robatzek, Cyril Zipfel, Alessandra Alves de Souza

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Citrus agribusiness faces major economic losses due to bacterial diseases (Caserta et al., 2020). Citrus canker (CC) and citrus variegated chlorosis (CVC) caused by Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri (Xcc) and Xylella fastidiosa subsp. pauca (Xfp), respectively, are important threats in commercial citrus orchards. All sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) commercial varieties are susceptible to both pathogens, and no natural resistance has been found so far.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1294-1296
Number of pages3
JournalPlant Biotechnology Journal
Issue number7
Early online date15 May 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

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