Research Highlight

Recognition of HopZ1a by ZED1 and ZAR1

Maёl, Jana and Karl's paper is now out in Plant Physiology! Bacterial effector HopZ1a is recognized by ZED1, a pseudokinase, and ZAR1, a classical NB-LRR protein. We identified residues and domains of ZED1 and ZAR1 that are required to induce immunity and/or for protein-protein interactions. This work refines the molecular determinants required for immunity to a bacterial effector protein.