Frank, S. A. 1996. Problems inferring the specificity of plant-pathogen genetics [a reply to M. Parker]. Evolutionary Ecology 10:323-325.
Parker (1996) has argued that data from agricultural genetics is sufficient to draw a strong conclusion about the nature of genetic specificity in plant-pathogen interactions. By contrast, I have argued that the current data are not sufficient (Frank 1993, 1994, 1996). There are biochemical, evolutionary, epidemiological and statistical reasons to doubt Parker's conclusion.