The use of resistant cultivars is a very important part of managing diseases caused by virus infection. Plants have different modes of defence against viruses, including RNA silencing, hypersensitive response and mutations of susceptibility genes.
The resistance genes are used for breeding of cultivars with improved virus resistance.
In the lecture, defence mechanisms against viruses are discussed and how they may be used for breeding.
Lecturer: Anders Kvarnheden
Professor Dept. of Plant Biology
Organized by SLU
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