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An isolated gene fragment that encodes for acetate kinase, which confers disease resistance in plants is disclosed. The gene can be cloned into an expression vector to produce a recombinant DNA expression system suitable for insertion into cells to form a transgenic plant transformed with the gene fragment. A method for conferring disease resistance in plants that consists of growing plant host cells transformed with the expression system and expressing the gene conferring disease resistance to impart such resistance to host cells is also disclosed.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Hunt, Arthur G.; Collins, Glenn B.; Li, Qingshun; and Dasgupta, Santanu, "Use of Bacterial Acetate Kinase and Their Genes for Protection of Plants Against Different Pathogens" (2002). Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center Faculty Patents. 6.