Resistance of cecropin A rice seeds to Dickeya dadantii . A. Phenotypical appearance of wild-type (WT) or transgenic seedlings carrying the transgenes indicated after 7 days of germination in contact with D. dadantii bacterial suspensions (104 CFU/ml). Pictures are representative of at least 2 independent assays. B. Germination rate of transgenic seeds inoculated with D. dadantii referred to wild-type seeds. The values correspond to the mean of two independent assays and the bars to standard errors. Asterisks denote statistically significant differences with wild-type and empty vector plants (*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ANOVA).