Resistance variation in natural plant populations

https://doi.org/10.17221/10342-PPSCitation:Burdon J.J., Thrall P.H. (2002): Resistance variation in natural plant populations. Plant Protect. Sci., 38: S145-S150.
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The general outcomes of long-term trajectories of coevolutionary interactions between specific hosts and pathogens are
set by the interaction of their life histories. However, within those outcomes the speed of co-evolutionary responses and
the extent of their expression in the resistance/virulence structure of wild plant and pathogen populations respectively,
are highly variable characters changing from place-to-place and time-to-time as a result of the interaction of host and
pathogen with the physical environment. As a consequence, understanding of the role of diseases in the evolution of their
hosts requires approaches that simultaneously deal with host and pathogen structures over multiple populations within a
metapopulation framework.
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