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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Identification and Analysis of Disease Resistance Loci in Maize

Authors
item Balint-Kurti, Peter
item Zwonitzer, John - NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV

Submitted to: Annual Joint Conference of NC Soybean, Corn Growers and Small Grain Association
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 12, 2005
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: The majority of disease resistance used in maize is quantitative in nature, i.e. it is not complete but is sufficient to protect yield. Quantitative resistance is generally extremely durable. Very little is known about the molecular or physiological basis of quantitative disease resistance in maize. We are working on the characterization of genomic regions conferring quantitative resistance (also known as quantitative trait loci or QTL)to two diseases of significant importance in North Carolina - gray leaf spot (GLS) and southern leaf blight (SLB).

Technical Abstract: The majority of disease resistance used in maize is quantitative in nature, i.e. it is not complete but is sufficient to protect yield. Quantitative resistance is generally extremely durable. Very little is known about the molecular or physiological basis of quantitative disease resistance in maize. We are working on the characterization of genomic regions conferring quantitative resistance (also known as quantitative trait loci or QTL) to two diseases of significant importance in North Carolina – gray leaf spot (GLS) and southern leaf blight (SLB).

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