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Resistance to Melampsora larici-epitea leaf rust in Salix: analyses of quantitative trait loci
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Wenner-Gren Institute .
2008 (English)In: Journal of Applied Genetics, ISSN 1234-1983, Vol. 49, no 4, 321-331 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Quantitative resistance of Salix to Melampsora larici--epitea leaf rust was studied in 2 Salix mapping populations. One population was a backcross between a S, schwerinii x S. viminalis hybrid and S. viminalis, and the other was all F-2 population between S. viminalis and S. dasyclados. A leaf disc bioassay was used to study the components of quantitative resistance (latent period, uredinia number, and uredinia size) to 3 isolates of the leaf rust. The analysis of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) revealed 9 genomic regions in the backcross population and 7 genomic regions in the F-2 population that were important for rust resistance, with QTLs explaining 8-26% of the phenotypic variation. An important genomic region was identified for the backcross population in linkage group 2, where QTLs were identified for all resistance components for 2 of the rust isolates. Four of the QTLs had overlapping mapping intervals, demonstrating a common genetic background for latent period, uredinia diameter, and uredinia number. QTLs specific to some rust isolates and to some resistance components were also found, indicating a combination of common and specific mechanisms involved in the various resistance components. Breeding implications in relation to these findings are discussed.

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2008. Vol. 49, no 4, 321-331 p.
Keyword [en]
leaf disc inoculation, Melampsora larici-epitea, QTL mapping, quantitative resistance, Salix dasyclados, Salix schwerinii, Salix viminalis, short-rotation coppice, hybrid poplars, populina, willow, gene, aflp, components, mixtures, races, spp.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-57711ISI: 000261077700002OAI: diva2:417653
authorCount :4Available from: 2011-05-17 Created: 2011-05-16 Last updated: 2011-05-17Bibliographically approved

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