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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Targeting Host Defense Mechanism for Enhancing FHB Resistance in Wheat

Location: National Programs

Project Number: 0500-00053-003-54-G
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: May 9, 2013
End Date: May 8, 2018

1. Characterize FHB resistance and mycotoxin accumulation in lipoxygenases silenced and overexpressing transgenic wheat lines. 2. Target non-host resistance mechanism for enhancing FHB resistance. 3. Target expression of a Ca2+-binding protein-encoding gene associated with diterpenoid signaling for promoting FHB resistance in wheat.

Utilize these activators and defense/susceptibility genes to enhance FHB resistance in wheat. Three strategies will be utilized: (i) The ectopic expression of defense regulatory genes, (ii) targeting non-host resistance mechanism, and (iii) reducing the level of host susceptibility factors.

Last Modified: 06/27/2017
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