To solve the mysteries of plant immune system receptor evolution and function, we must obtain an accurate picture of NLR repertoires and diversity across entire taxonomic groups, and compare and contrast NLR diversity with background genetic diversity and geographic distribution, mating system (selfing vs. outcrossing), life history (annual vs perennial) and domestication status. The research we propose is game-changing in scope and ambition and will result in an unprecedented level of detailed knowledge about the breadth of structures and evolutionary tracks of NLR receptors in three diverse plant model taxa. The assembled team comprises experts in this field with complementary interests. This research agenda would be impossible to fund in the public sector precisely because of its breadth and ambition.
|Effective start/end date||6/1/15 → 10/15/19|
- Two Blades Foundation