The Sobel Lab

Binghamton University (SUNY) - Dept of Biological Sciences

Biodiversity | Evolutionary ecology & genetics | Genomics

Dynamics of R gene variation for Wednesday 9/24/2014

Last lab meeting we talked about variation, regulation, and sources of selection on R genes in tomato. Now we’d like to explore models for the evolution of host-pathogen interactions in plants. This week’s paper contrasts two hypotheses about the evolution of R genes, this time in Arabidopsis.


Stahl, E. A., G. Dwyer, R. Mauricio, M. Kreitman, and J. Bergelson. 1999. Dynamics of disease resistance polymorphism at the Rpm1 locus of Arabidopsis. Nature 400:667-671.