Concerted expansion and contraction of immune receptor gene repertoires in plant genomes

Ngou, Bruno Pok Man, Heal, Robert, Wyler, Michele, Schmid, Marc W. and Jones, Jonathan D. G. (2022) Concerted expansion and contraction of immune receptor gene repertoires in plant genomes. Nature Plants, 8 (10). pp. 1146-1152. ISSN 2055-026X

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Abstract

Recent reports suggest that cell-surface and intracellular immune receptors function synergistically to activate robust defence against pathogens, but whether they co-evolve is unclear. Here we determined the numbers of cell-surface and intracellular immune receptors in 350 species. Surprisingly, the number of receptor genes that are predicted to encode cell-surface and intracellular immune receptors is strongly correlated. We suggest this is consistent with mutual potentiation of immunity initiated by cell-surface and intracellular receptors being reflected in the concerted co-evolution of the size of their repertoires across plant species.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: We thank S. Fairhead, J. Rhodes, D. Weigel, A.-L. Laine, M. Moscou, Y. Tanaka and Y. Kadota for discussions and suggestions. R.H. and J.D.G.J. are supported by the Gatsby Foundation. B.P.M.N. was supported by the Norwich Research Park Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) (grant agreement BB/M011216/1).
Uncontrolled Keywords: plant science ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100/1110
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
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Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2022 03:58
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 03:58
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/90108
DOI: 10.1038/s41477-022-01260-5

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