Speciation via autoimmunity: a dangerous mix.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

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

Keywords:

Arabidopsis, Epistasis, Genetic

Abstract:

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.