GrainGenes Reference Report: GNM-37-823
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|Restriction fragment length polymorphisms linked to genes for resistance to crown rust (Puccinia coronata) in near-isogenic lines of hexaploid oat (Avena sativa)
|Crown rust, perhaps the most important fungal disease of oat, is caused by Puccinia coronata. An examination of near-isogenic lines (NILs) of hexaploid oat (Avena sativa) was conducted to identify markers linked to genes for resistance to crown rust. These lines were created such that a unique resistance gene is present in each of the two recurrent parent backgrounds. The six NILs of the current study, X434-II, X466-I, and Y345 (recurrent parent C237-89) and D486, D494, and D526 (recurrent parent Lang), thus provide a pair of lines to study each of three resistance genes. Restriction fragment length polymorphisms and resistance loci were mapped using the BC1F2 populations. Three markers were found linked to a locus for resistance to crown rust race 203, the closest at 1.9 cM in line D494 and 3.8 cM in line X466-I. In lines D526 and Y345 a marker was placed 1.0 and 1.9 cM, respectively, from the locus conferring resistance to crown rust race 345, and in D486 and X434-II a marker mapped at 8.0 and 10.2 cM from the locus for resistance to rust race 264B.