Location: Plant Science ResearchTitle: The Genetic Basis of Disease Resistance in Maize Author
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/15/2013
Publication Date: 12/1/2013
Citation: Balint Kurti, P.J., Jamann, T., Nelson, R. 2013. The Genetic Basis of Disease Resistance in Maize. in Varshney, R., Tuberosa, R. (Ed.s) In Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding: Volume 1 - Biotic Stress, London, UK., John Wiley & Sons. p. 31-44. Interpretive Summary: The study of the genetics underlying maize disease resistance has progressed rapidly in the past 5-10 years as a result of new techniques and resources. Here we summarize the state of the art in this field.
Technical Abstract: The advent of high throughput genomics has accelerated progress in understanding the genetic basis of disease resistance in maize, much as it enhanced discovery in other fields. Here we summarize progress made in recent years using resources such as association mapping and nested association mapping populations as well more ‘traditional’ approaches. We also discuss the challenges involved in applying research discoveries so that they reach the farmer’s field.