Submitted to: North American Pulse Improvement Association
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/31/2005
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Ascochyta rabiei causes Ascochyta blight, an important disease of chickpea. In order to identify genetic factors conditioning pathogenicity of the pathogen, a genetic transformation system is being developed for the pathogen A. rabiei. Conditions for efficient transformation of A. rabiei using Agrobacterium-mediated transformation have been determined. This transformation system will allow us to carry out random mutagenesis, targeted mutation and complementation tests to advance our understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms of A. rabiei.