Introgression of stem rust resistance genes SrTA10187 and SrTA10171 from Aegilops tauschii to wheat

Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 66506, USA.
Theoretical and Applied Genetics (Impact Factor: 3.79). 07/2013; 126(10). DOI: 10.1007/s00122-013-2148-z
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Aegilops tauschii, the diploid progenitor of the wheat D genome, is a readily accessible germplasm pool for wheat breeding as genes can be transferred to elite wheat cultivars through direct hybridization followed by backcrossing. Gene transfer and genetic mapping can be integrated by developing mapping populations during backcrossing. Using direct crossing, two genes for resistance to the African stem rust fungus race TTKSK (Ug99), were transferred from the Ae. tauschii accessions TA10187 and TA10171 to an elite hard winter wheat line, KS05HW14. BC2 mapping populations were created concurrently with developing advanced backcross lines carrying rust resistance. Bulked segregant analysis on the BC2 populations identified marker loci on 6DS and 7DS linked to stem rust resistance genes transferred from TA10187 and TA10171, respectively. Linkage maps were developed for both genes and closely linked markers reported in this study will be useful for selection and pyramiding with other Ug99-effective stem rust resistance genes. The Ae. tauschii-derived resistance genes were temporarily designated SrTA10187 and SrTA10171 and will serve as valuable resources for stem rust resistance breeding.

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    • "Interest in Ae. tauschii introgressions stems from the observation that the diploid D genome progenitor possesses a higher genetic diversity compared to bread wheat cultivars and landraces (Reif et al. 2005 ). Ae. tauschii was used to introgress specifi c traits that include diverse resistance genes (Olson et al. 2013 ; Mandeep et al. 2010 ; Leonova et al. 2007 ; Miranda et al. 2006 ; Ma et al. 1993 ; Eastwood et al. 1994 ), bread-making quality (Li et al. 2012 ), pre-harvest sprouting tolerance (Gatford et al. 2002 ; Imtiaz et al. 2008 ), yield (Gororo et al. 2002 ) and also morphological characters (Watanabe et al. 2006 ) into breeding material and cultivars of bread wheat. Since the mid-twentieth century directed efforts at Ae tauschii introgressions into wheat has come from two avenues. "

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    • "tauschii [5,6] have been used to enrich the bread wheat genetic base. Extensive wheat genetic resources and marker systems [7-9] are transferable and can be used for mapping of alien introgressions [10], characterizing genetic diversity [11] and gene isolation [12,13] from the primary gene pool. "
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