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Acta Agron Sin ›› 2018, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (01): 1-14.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1006.2018.00001


Large Scale Detection of Powdery Mildew Resistance Genes in Wheat via SNP and Bulked Segregate Analysis

WU Qiu-Hong1,CHEN Yong-Xing1,LI Dan2,WANG Zhen-Zhong3,ZHANG Yan2,YUAN Cheng-Guo4,WANG Xi-Cheng5,ZHAO Hong5,CAO Ting-Jie5,*,LIU Zhi-Yong1,*   

  1. 1 Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100101, China; 2 China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China; 3 China’s Rural Technology Development Center, Beijing 100045, China; 4 Gaoyi Seeds Farm, Gaoyi 051330, Hebei, China; 5 Wheat Research Institute, Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Zhengzhou 450002, Henan, China
  • Received:2017-01-14 Revised:2017-09-10 Online:2018-01-12 Published:2017-10-27
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    This study was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFD0101000)


Large-scale detection of powdery mildew resistance genes is necessary for wheat germplasm innovation and breeding, especially via marker assisted selection. Illumina 90k iSelect SNP chip and Bulked Segregate Analysis (BSA) were applied to identify powdery mildew resistance gene in 36 wheat varieties (lines) from Henan province. SNP genotyping between 36 resistant bulks and 36 susceptible bulks revealed that single polymorphic SNP peaks were identified between 24 of the 36 bulk pairs, indicating single powdery mildew resistance gene may present in the 24 varieties (lines). Multiple polymorphic SNP peaks were found between other 12 resistant and susceptible bulks, indicating more than one powdery mildew resistance gene might be in these varieties (lines). Among the 36 bulk pairs, 26 showed the largest number of SNP enriched on chromosome 2AL, indicating the powdery mildew resistance genes, most likely on Pm4 locus, were in these 26 varieties (lines). A new marker Xwggc116 was developed and proved to be effective for detecting the powdery mildew resistance gene on 2AL. Overall, the combination of BSA and high-throughput SNP genotyping platform is highly effective for large scale powdery mildew resistance gene detection in wheat germplasm. There are a limited number of powdery mildew resistance genes (Pm2, Pm4, Pm21, and new 1BL/1RS translocation) in wheat varieties (lines) of Henan province, indicating very narrow genetic diversity of the powdery mildew resistance genes in wheat breeding program. Exploring and utilization of new diversified disease resistance genes are urgent for breeding new varieties with disease resistance.

Key words: wheat varieties, powdery mildew resistance gene, BSA, SNP

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