Recently, the research conducted both by Shanghai Jiao Tong University(SJTU) and Lowa State University made breakthroughs in the mechanism of Xanthomonas oryzae（iTALE）in neutralizing the desease resistance of rice plant. on November 4, 2016, the research findings were published online on Nature Communication with the title of "Interfering TAL effectors of Xanthomonas oryzae neutralize R-gene-mediated plant disease resistance". Professor Chen Gongyou from SJTU and Professor Bing Yang from Lowa State University are co-corresponding authors. Doctor Ji Zhiyuan from SJTU and Post Doctor Chonghui Ji from Lowa State University are joint first authors.
This research project is funded by the Key Project of Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.31230059), National 973 Project (Grant No.2012CB114003) and Special Scientific Research Fund of Public Welfare Profession of Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (Grant No.201303015).
Translated by Zhang Yifan Reviewed by Lu Siyu