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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Molecular Control of the Rice Blast Disease

Author
item Jia, Yulin

Submitted to: National American Phytopathology Meetings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 15, 2002
Publication Date: July 27, 2002
Citation: Jia, Y. 2002. Molecular control of the rice blast disease. [abstract]. National American Phytopathology Meetings. P-2002-0669-AMA.

Technical Abstract: Rice blast disease caused by Magnaporthe grisea is a major constraint to rice production worldwide. The rice blast system is one of the best-characterized monocot model systems. The goal of this project is to understand molecular mechanisms of disease resistance using rice blast as a model system. A combination of genetic, biochemical and pathological approaches to understand the host defense response was undertaken. Current efforts on development of the dominant marker for the rice blast resistance Pi-ta gene and its utilization for new cultivar development will be presented.

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