September 22, 2019  |  

Pm21 from Haynaldia villosa encodes a CC-NBS-LRR protein conferring powdery mildew resistance in wheat.

Authors: Xing, Liping and Hu, Ping and Liu, Jiaqian and Witek, Kamil and Zhou, Shuang and Xu, Jiefei and Zhou, Weihao and Gao, Li and Huang, Zhenpu and Zhang, Ruiqi and Wang, Xiue and Chen, Peidu and Wang, Haiyan and Jones, Jonathan D G and Karafiátová, Miroslava and Vrána, Jan and Bartoš, Jan and Doležel, Jaroslav and Tian, Yuanchun and Wu, Yufeng and Cao, Aizhong

Wheat powdery mildew, caused by Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici (Bgt), is a destructive disease of wheat throughout the world. One of the most important environmental-friendly and economical methods to reduce wheat loss caused by Bgt is to develop highly resistant varieties (Kuraparthy et al., 2007). Pm21 from the wild species Haynaldia villosa (also known as Dasypyrum villosum) confers high resistance to Bgt in wheat throughout all growth stages. It has now become one of the most highly effective genetic loci introgressed into wheat from wild species, and the commercial varieties harboring Pm21 have been widely used in wheat production with more than 4 million hectares in China.

Journal: Molecular plant
DOI: 10.1016/j.molp.2018.02.013
Year: 2018

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