Evolutionary trade-offs at the Arabidopsis WRR4A resistance locus underpin alternate Albugo candida race recognition specificities

Baptiste Castel, Sebastian Fairhead, Oliver J. Furzer, Amey Redkar, Shanshan Wang, Volkan Cevik, Eric B. Holub, Jonathan D.G. Jones

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Abstract

The oomycete Albugo candida causes white rust of Brassicaceae, including vegetable and oilseed crops, and wild relatives such as Arabidopsis thaliana. Novel White Rust Resistance (WRR) genes from Arabidopsis enable new insights into plant/parasite co-evolution. WRR4A from Arabidopsis accession Columbia (Col-0) provides resistance to many but not all white rust races, and encodes a nucleotide-binding, leucine-rich repeat immune receptor. Col-0 WRR4A resistance is broken by AcEx1, an isolate of A. candida. We identified an allele of WRR4A in Arabidopsis accession Øystese-0 (Oy-0) and other accessions that confers full resistance to AcEx1. WRR4AOy-0 carries a C-terminal extension required for recognition of AcEx1, but reduces recognition of several effectors recognized by the WRR4ACol-0 allele. WRR4AOy-0 confers full resistance to AcEx1 when expressed in the oilseed crop Camelina sativa.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPlant Journal
DOIs
Publication statusAcceptance date - 2021

Keywords

  • Arabidopsis thaliana
  • camelina
  • crop protection
  • effector recognition
  • evolution
  • immunity
  • natural variation
  • NLR
  • resistance gene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology

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