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The Sorghum bicolor genome and the diversification of grasses
An initial analysis of the ∼730-megabase Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench genome is presented, placing ∼98% of genes in their chromosomal context using whole-genome shotgun sequence validated by genetic, physical and syntenic information. Expand
Nuclear Activity of MLA Immune Receptors Links Isolate-Specific and Basal Disease-Resistance Responses
In barley, intracellular mildew A (MLA) R proteins function in the nucleus to confer resistance against the powdery mildew fungus, revealing a mechanism by which these polymorphic immune receptors integrate distinct pathogen signals. Expand
A Putative ABC Transporter Confers Durable Resistance to Multiple Fungal Pathogens in Wheat
It is shown that the LR34 protein resembles adenosine triphosphate–binding cassette transporters of the pleiotropic drug resistance subfamily, which functions in the adult plant and stimulates senescence-like processes in the flag leaf tips and edges. Expand
Genome-wide comparative analysis of copia retrotransposons in Triticeae, rice, and Arabidopsis reveals conserved ancient evolutionary lineages and distinct dynamics of individual copia families.
It is estimated that half of the rice copia elements are truncated or otherwise rearranged after approximately 790,000 yr, which is almost twice the half-life of Arabidopsis elements, and wheat and barleyCopia elements appear to have a massively longer half- life, beyond the ability to estimate from the available data. Expand
Shifting the limits in wheat research and breeding using a fully annotated reference genome
This annotated reference sequence of wheat is a resource that can now drive disruptive innovation in wheat improvement, as this community resource establishes the foundation for accelerating wheat research and application through improved understanding of wheat biology and genomics-assisted breeding. Expand
Gene-specific markers for the wheat gene Lr34/Yr18/Pm38 which confers resistance to multiple fungal pathogens
The locus Lr34/Yr18/Pm38 confers partial and durable resistance against the devastating fungal pathogens leaf rust, stripe rust, and powdery mildew. In previous studies, this broad-spectrumExpand
Genetic mapping of 66 new microsatellite (SSR) loci in bread wheat
Among a much larger number of microsatellite primer pairs developed as a part of the WMC, 58 out of 176 primer pairs tested were found to be polymorphic between the parents of the ITMI mapping population W7984 × Opata 85. Expand
Genome analysis at different ploidy levels allows cloning of the powdery mildew resistance gene Pm3b from hexaploid wheat.
It is demonstrated that the combined analysis of genomes from wheat species with different ploidy levels can be exploited for positional cloning in bread wheat and that the candidate gene, a member of the coiled-coil nucleotide binding site leucine-rich repeat (NBS-LRR) type of disease resistance genes, is the Pm3b gene. Expand
Aegilops tauschii draft genome sequence reveals a gene repertoire for wheat adaptation
This draft genome sequence provides insight into the environmental adaptation of bread wheat and can aid in defining the large and complicated genomes of wheat species. Expand
Megabase Level Sequencing Reveals Contrasted Organization and Evolution Patterns of the Wheat Gene and Transposable Element Spaces[W]
This article describes the molecular analysis of large contiguous sequences produced from the bread wheat genome. It provides novel insights into the number, distribution, and density of genes alongExpand