How to convert host plants into nonhosts

Hazel McLellan, Petra C. Boevink, Paul R. J. Birch (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Recent research demonstrates that undermining interactions between pathogen effectors and their host target proteins can reduce infection. As more effector–target pairs are identified, their structures and interaction surfaces exposed, and there is the possibility of making multiple edits to diverse plant genomes, the desire to convert crops to nonhosts could become reality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)876-879
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number8
Early online date2 Jun 2023
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023


  • AlphaFold2
  • disease
  • effector-targeted susceptibility
  • gene editing
  • immunity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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