Journal article

Identification and evaluation of resistance to powdery mildew and yellow rust in a wheat mapping population

Lijun Yang, Xuejiang Zhang, Xu Zhang, Jirui Wang, Mingcheng Luo, Mujun Yang, Hua Wang, Libo Xiang, Fansong Zeng, Dazhao Yu, Daolin Fu, Garry M Rosewarne

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2017

Abstract

Deployment of cultivars with genetic resistance is an effective approach to control the diseases of powdery mildew (PM) and yellow rust (YR). Chinese wheat cultivar XK0106 exhibits high levels of resistance to both diseases, while cultivar E07901 has partial, adult plant resistance (APR). The aim of this study was to map resistance loci derived from the two cultivars and analyze their effects against PM and YR in a range of environments. A doubled haploid population (388 lines) was used to develop a framework map consisting of 117 SSR markers, while a much higher density map using the 90K Illumina iSelect SNP array was produced with a subset of 80 randomly selected lines. Seedling resistance..

View full abstract

Grants

Awarded by Special Fund for Agro-scientific Research in the Public Interest


Awarded by National 973 Plan Project


Awarded by fund of the Modern Agro-industry Technology Research System


Awarded by Hubei Province Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Center


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by Special Fund for Agro-scientific Research in the Public Interest (201303016) and National 973 Plan Project (2013C13127701); by the fund of the Modern Agro-industry Technology Research System (CARS-3) and by Hubei Province Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Center (2011-620-003-03). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.