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Vascular plants have many known defenses against herbivory and pathogen infection. One inducible defense system that has been extensively studied in vascular plants is systemic acquired resistance (SAR), which is a plant-wide response that results in resistance to a wide range of pathogens Many genes that play a role in SAR have been characterized. Although several studies of plant-pathogen interactions in non-vascular plants have occurred, it was not until recently that the existence of SAR was shown in these plants. The goal of the present study was to confirm the presence of homologous defense genes in moss, and to study their expression following pathogen inoculation.
Harlan, Blaine, "Characterization of Putative Defense Genes in Nonvascular Plants" (2014). Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection. 283.