NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A UK-led team reporting in BMC Biology today has described a pipeline for finding plant nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat (NLR) proteins — intracellular receptors tasked with prompting responses through the effector-triggered arm of the plant immune system when pathogen effectors are present.

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