Molecular mapping of leaf rust resistance gene Lr15 in hexaploid wheat

TitleMolecular mapping of leaf rust resistance gene Lr15 in hexaploid wheat
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDholakia, BB, Rajwade, AV, Hosmani, P, Khan, RR, Chavan, S, Reddy, DMR, Lagu, MD, Bansal, UK, Saini, RG, Gupta, VS
JournalMolecular Breeding
Date PublishedMAR
KeywordsDisease resistance, Leaf rust, Marker-assisted selection, Simple sequence repeat, Wheat

Leaf rust is a widespread and commonly occurring rust disease of wheat. Genetic resistance is the most economical method of reducing losses due to leaf rust. Lr15 has been shown to be present on wheat chromosome 2D and is reported to be a seedling resistance gene. However, tightly linked markers associated with Lr15 have not been reported to date. To identify molecular markers linked to Lr15, an F-2 mapping population of Thatcher x Thatcher-Lr15 was generated. Available wheat simple sequence repeat markers were utilized in parental screening and polymorphic markers were used to analyze the entire population of 221 plants. Phenotypic evaluations of the F-2-derived F-3 progenies with Puccinia triticina Eriks. pathotype 162A (93R15) confirmed the monogenic inheritance of Lr15. The linkage group representing chromosome 2DS was constructed at LOD 4.0 which revealed the closest flanking markers Xgwm4562 and Xgwm102 at a distance of 3.1 and 9.3 cM, respectively. Furthermore, utilization of these flanking markers in combination has successfully identified wheat lines with or without Lr15. These markers could potentially be useful in gene pyramiding with other genes to enhance rust resistance in wheat.

Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)Foreign
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Biochemical Sciences