Speciation via autoimmunity: a dangerous mix.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cell, Volume 159, Issue 6, p.1247-9 (2014)


Arabidopsis, Epistasis, Genetic


In this issue of Cell, Chae et al. find that genomic "hot spots" encoding NLR plant immune receptor genes are recurrently responsible for hybrid necrosis, highlighting the role of host-pathogen evolutionary arms races in driving the evolution of hybrid incompatibilities.