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Genomic regions on chromosome 5H containing a novel QTL conferring barley yellow dwarf virus-PAV (BYDV-PAV) tolerance in barley

Hu, H., Choudhury, S., Shabala, S., Gupta, S. and Zhou, M. (2019) Genomic regions on chromosome 5H containing a novel QTL conferring barley yellow dwarf virus-PAV (BYDV-PAV) tolerance in barley. Scientific Reports, 9 (1). Article number: 11298.

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Abstract

Barley yellow dwarf virus is a widespread disease affecting plant growth and yield in cereal crops including barley. Complete resistance to BYDV encoded by a single gene is lacking in barley. To identify novel resistance genes that can be further utilised in breeding for plant disease resistance, a doubled haploid population originated from a cultivated barley with a known resistance gene and a wild barley was constructed and assessed for barley yellow dwarf tolerance in three trials with two in Tasmania (TAS) and one in Western Australia (WA). We identified two Quantitative trait loci (QTL) in both Tasmanian trials, and four QTL in Western Australian trial. Two QTL from TAS trials were also detected from WA. The QTL on chromosome 3H corresponds to the known major resistance gene Ryd2. The other QTL, Qbyd-5H, represents a potential new resistance locus and contributed 7.0 similar to 10.4% of total phenotypic variation in the three trials. It was mapped within the interval of 125.76 similar to 139.24 cM of chromosome 5H. Two additional minor effect QTL were identified on chromosome 7H from WA trial, contributing slightly less effect on BYD tolerance. The consistently detected new gene on chromosome 5H will potentially serve as a novel source of tolerance to achieve more sustainable resistance to BYDV in barley.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education
Journal or Publication Title: Scientific Reports
Page Range: Article number: 11298
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Copyright: © The Author(s) 2019
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/50470
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