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Resistance gene analogues in sugarcane and sorghum and their association with quantitative trait loci for rust resistance

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McIntyre, C. L., Casu, R. E., Drenth, J., Knight, D., Whan, V. A., Croft, B. J., Jordan, D. R. and Manners, J. M. (2005) Resistance gene analogues in sugarcane and sorghum and their association with quantitative trait loci for rust resistance. Genome, 48 (3). pp. 391-400.

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Fifty-four different sugarcane resistance gene analogue (RGA) sequences were isolated, characterized, and used to identify molecular markers linked to major disease-resistance loci in sugarcane. Ten RGAs were identified from a sugarcane stem expressed sequence tag (EST) library; the remaining 44 were isolated from sugarcane stem, leaf, and root tissue using primers designed to conserved RGA motifs. The map location of 31 of the RGAs was determined in sugarcane and compared with the location of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for brown rust resistance. After 2 years of phenotyping, 3 RGAs were shown to generate markers that were significantly associated with resistance to this disease. To assist in the understanding of the complex genetic structure of sugarcane, 17 of the 31 RGAs were also mapped in sorghum. Comparative mapping between sugarcane and sorghum revealed syntenic localization of several RGA clusters. The 3 brown rust associated RGAs were shown to map to the same linkage group (LG) in sorghum with 2 mapping to one region and the third to a region previously shown to contain a major rust-resistance QTL in sorghum. These results illustrate the value of using RGAs for the identification of markers linked to disease resistance loci and the value of simultaneous mapping in sugarcane and sorghum.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:resistance gene analogue, RGA, sorghum, sugarcane, rust cultivar saccharum spp.; genomic regions; oryza-sativa; linkage map; maize; identification; homologs; barley; sequence; markers Joint institution paper.
Subjects:Plant culture > Field crops > Sugar plants
Science > Biology > Genetics > Quantitative genetics (esp. Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) articles)
Plant culture > Field crops > Sorghum
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