The utility of NBS-profiling for characterization of yellow rust resistance in an F-6 durum wheat population

Tufan H. A. , Göçmen Taşkin B., Maccormack R., Boyd L. A. , KAYA Z., Türet M.

JOURNAL OF GENETICS, vol.98, no.4, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12041-019-1143-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Keywords: disease resistance, durum wheat, NBS-profiling, quantitative trait loci analysis, yellow rust, Puccinia striiformis, NUCLEOTIDE-BINDING-SITE, DISEASE RESISTANCE, LINKAGE MAP, MICROSATELLITE, IDENTIFICATION, GENES, EVOLUTION, EXPRESSION, MUTATIONS, SEQUENCES


Seedling and adult plant (field) resistance to yellow rust in the durum wheat (Triticum turgidum ssp. durum) cross Kunduru-1149 x Cham-1 was characterized using a functionally-targeted DNA marker system, NBS-profiling. Chi-squared analysis indicated a four gene model conferring seedling yellow rust resistance against Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici isolate WYR85/22 (virulent on Yr2, Yr6, Yr7 and Yr9). Interval mapping located two QTL for yellow rust resistance on the long arm of chromosome 1B, while Kruskal-Wallis single marker regression identified a number of additional marker loci associated with seedling and/or adult plant, field resistance to yellow rust. These results suggested that much of the yellow rust resistance seen in the field may be due to seedling expressed resistance (R) genes. Characterization of the DNA sequence of three NBS marker loci indicated that all showed significant homology to functionally-characterized R-genes and resistance gene analogues (RGAs), with the greatest homology being NBS-LRR-type R-genes and RGAs from cereal species.