Disease resistance

What is disease resistance?

Disease resistance refers to the ability of a plant to limit or withstand the infection and development of pathogens like bacteria, fungi, and viruses that cause disease. There are several types of disease resistance in plants:

Plants have innate immune systems that enable them to resist many potential pathogens. Key mechanisms include:

Breeders utilize various strategies to incorporate and stack disease resistance traits into commercial crop varieties, seeking to provide broad-spectrum and durable resistance. Common approaches include:

While no variety has full immunity to all pathogens, stacking various types of plant disease resistance provides more robust and sustainable protection, reducing reliance on fungicides and improving yields. Our crop varieties at Balance Clinic leverage the latest disease resistance technology to help farmers grow healthy, resilient yields. We'd be happy to discuss our elite genetics with you!

This overview covers key aspects of the genetic and biochemical factors underlying disease resistance in plants. Some additional details on active research areas:

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