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A comparison of the genetics of seedling and adult plant resistance to the spot form of net blotch (Pyrenophora teres f. maculata)

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Williams, K.J., Platz, G.J., Barr, A.R., Cheong, G., Willsmore, K., Cakir, M. and Wallwork, H. (2003) A comparison of the genetics of seedling and adult plant resistance to the spot form of net blotch (Pyrenophora teres f. maculata). Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 54 (11-12). pp. 1387-1394.


Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AR03028

Publisher URL: http://www.publish.csiro.au


Spot form of net blotch (SFNB) (Pyrenophora teres f. maculata) is an economically damaging foliar disease of barley in many of the world's cereal-growing areas. The gene Rpt4 that confers seedling resistance to SFNB has been mapped on the long arm of chromosome 7H, but no genes for adult plant resistance (APR) have been identified. A lack of field resistance to SFNB in breeders' lines selected for Rpt4 led us to investigate the genetics of APR to this disease.

Five doubled-haploid populations were phenotyped for seedling and adult plant reaction. Markers linked to Rpt4 explained a large part of the seedling variation, but little of the APR. In 2 mapped populations, major quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for APR distal to Rpt4 on chromosome 7H were identified. QTLs contributing to APR on chromosomes 4H or 5H were also identified in each population. Association of the 5H QTL with a gene for cereal cyst nematode resistance and the probable effect of this linkage on the historical development of cultivars with adult plant resistance to SFNB is discussed.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), Agri-Science, Crop and Food Science
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from © CSIRO Publishing. Access to published version may be available via Publisher’s website.
Keywords:Hordeum vulgare; disease resistance; adult plant resistance (APR); quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping; genetics; barley; cereal growing.
Subjects:Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection > Organic plant protection. Biological control
Science > Biology > Genetics > Quantitative genetics (esp. Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) articles)
Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees > Barley
Live Archive:20 Mar 2007
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:43

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