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Enhancing Fusarium crown rot resistance by pyramiding large-effect QTL in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)


Zheng, Z and Gao, S and Zhou, M and Yan, G and Liu, C, Enhancing Fusarium crown rot resistance by pyramiding large-effect QTL in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), Molecular Breeding, 37 Article 107. ISSN 1380-3743 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11032-017-0708-7


Fusarium crown rot (FCR) has become one of the most damaging cereal diseases in semi-arid regions worldwide. Targeting three large-effect QTL (located on the chromosome arm 3BL, 5DS and 2DL, respectively), we investigated the feasibility of enhancing FCR resistance by gene pyramiding. Significant effects were detected for each of the three QTL in both populations assessed. Lines with any combination of two resistant alleles gave significantly better resistance than those with a single resistant allele only and those without any allele, and lines possessing all three resistant alleles showed the best resistance. These results demonstrated that gene pyramiding can be an effective approach in improving FCR resistance. Those lines with resistant alleles from all three QTL could be valuable genetic stocks for breeding programs.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:wheat, crown rot, QTL, host resistance, fusarium
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Grains and seeds
Objective Field:Barley
UTAS Author:Gao, S (Mr Shang Gao)
UTAS Author:Zhou, M (Professor Meixue Zhou)
ID Code:120191
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-08-14
Last Modified:2018-05-23

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