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Quantitative disease resistance assessment by real-time PCR using the Stagonospora nodorum-wheat pathosystem as a model

Oliver, R.P., Rybak, K., Shankar, M., Loughman, R., Harry, N. and Solomon, P.S. (2008) Quantitative disease resistance assessment by real-time PCR using the Stagonospora nodorum-wheat pathosystem as a model. Plant Pathology, 57 (3). pp. 527-532.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3059.2007.01787.x
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Abstract

Measuring disease resistance accurately and reproducibly is a key requirement for the introgression of partial resistance genes into breeding lines. Here, a qPCR protocol is used to measure fungal biomass, using the wheat-Stagonospora nodorum pathosystem as a model. Seven cultivars of differing reported resistance levels were used. Fungal biomass taken at 220°C thermal days after inoculation accurately predicts the final grain weight loss. It is concluded that a test based on qPCR methods is specific, quantitative, rapid and objective. Such tests could provide useful and economic tools in the development of robustly resistant crop cultivars.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Copyright: 2008 The Authors
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/8828
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