Submitted to: Patent Application
Publication Type: Patent Application
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/29/2004
Publication Date: 4/29/2004
Citation: Leong, S.A., Chauhan, R.S., Farman, M.L., Durfee, T. 2003. Plant Genes that Confer Resistance to Strains of Magnaporthe grisea Having AVR CO39 Cultivar Specificity Gene. Patent Application to US PTO, July 11, 2003. Docket P01124WO (Patent Application). Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Rice blast disease is the most important fungal disease of rice in most rice growing regions of the world. Disease resistant cultivars are the most effective approach for control of this disease, however, this resistance may only be effective for 2-3 years in blast prone environments. We have genetically defined, cloned and sequenced a region of the rice genome that confers resistance to rice blast disease. The encoded genes may be used in marker-assisted selection of resistance or for development of transgenic rice plants having resistance to rice blast disease. The gene(s) present at this locus may also have utility against blast in other grasses. Patent application P.C.0141.03, filed on 6/11/2003.