January 2017: NSGC Durum Wheat Stem Rust genotype and phenotype data are available

Phenotype and mapping data from a genome-wide association study of stem rust resistance in durum wheat are available in the GrainGenes database prior to publication. A panel of 429 lines from the National Small Grains Collection were used in the study to evaluate the genetic diversity of durum wheat resistance to a variety of stem rust races. Several quantitative trait loci for seedling stage and adult plant resistance to a collection of stem rust races were identified. A number of the QTL are potentially novel genes. The paper by Shiaoman Chao, Matthew N. Rouse, Maricelis Acevedo, Agnes Svabo-Hever, Harold Bockelman, J. Michael Bonman, Elias Elias, Daryl Klindworth, and Steven Xu will be published in The Plant Genome. Information about the paper and links to the data can be found here.