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Acta Agron Sin ›› 2012, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (09): 1553-1560.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1006.2012.01553

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Research on Resistance Mechanism of Cotton to Verticillium Wilt

XU Li,ZHU Long-Fu,ZHANG Xian-Long*   

  1. National Key Laboratory for Crop Genetic Improvement, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
  • Received:2012-02-08 Revised:2012-06-06 Online:2012-09-12 Published:2012-07-03
  • Contact: 张献龙, E-mail: xlzhang@mail.hzau.edu.cn, Tel: 027-87280510 E-mail:appletears@163.com


Verticillium wilt in cotton caused by Verticillium dahliae is a soil-borne vascular disease, which results in serious loss in yield and fiber quality yearly. However, traditional strategy doesn’t work very well to control the disease but the local control, and it isn’t an efficient way to develop a new cotton variety with resistances to Verticillium wilt via the conventional method, and there are few successful reports with conventional breeding method for disease resistance improvement due to shortage of high resistance germplasm, so the control of this disease has been an obstacle in cotton production. Recently, more researches focus on the resistance mechanism of cotton to this disease. Coupled with results in other crops lately, here, we summarized the processes in cotton for controlling Verticilliumwilt based on signal transduction of R gene, the putative role of ethylene in the interaction between cotton and V. dahliae, physiological and biochemical resistance as well as host structural resistance, and from which some suggestions may be inferred for molecular breeding in disease resistance.


Key words: Cotton, Verticillium wilt, Resistance gene, Mechanism

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