NSF Award: #9975971
Functional and Comparative Genomics of Disease Resistance Gene Homologs
September 23, 1999 ~ September 4, 2003
PI: Richard Michelmore
Co-PIs: Andrew Bent, Scot Hulbert, Jan Leach
This project was established to study the function of NBS-LRR-encoding genes. These genes
play a primary role in the detection of pathogens and the initiation of specific plant defenses.
Our studies utilized in the model plant Arabidopsis, took advantage of the complete
genomic sequence. In parallel, we also studied NBS-LRR encoding genes isolated from maize and rice.
Publications from 2000 to present