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Rye (Secale cereale) is closely related to wheat (Triticum aestivum) and barley (Hordeum vulgare). Due to its large genome (~8 Gb) and its regional importance, genome analysis of rye has lagged behind other cereals. Here, we established a virtual linear gene order model (genome zipper) comprising 22,426 or 72% of the detected set of 31,008 rye genes. This(More)
Genetic diversity of elite breeding material can be increased by introgression of exotic germplasm to ensure long-term selection response. The objective of our study was to develop and characterize the first two rye introgression libraries generated by marker-assisted backcrossing and demonstrate their potential application for improving the baking quality(More)
Restoration of male fertility is a prerequisite for hybrid rye breeding and currently the most straightforward approach to minimize ergot infection in hybrid rye varieties. Molecular markers are important tools for the efficient introgression and management of restorer genes like Rfp1 originating from unadapted genetic resources. Furthermore, closely linked(More)
Genetic analysis of resistance to leaf rust in rye (Puccinia recondita f. sp. secalis) led to the identification of two dominant resistance genes, Pr1 and Pr2. Both genes proved to be effective against a local leaf-rust population as well as a subset of single-pustule isolates (SPIs) the latter of which comprised SPIs with very high virulence complexity.(More)
The rice genome has proven a valuable resource for comparative approaches to address individual genomic regions in Triticeae species at the molecular level. To exploit this resource for rye genetics and breeding, an inventory was made of EST-derived markers with known genomic positions in rye, which were related with those in rice. As a first inventory set,(More)
Using barley and wheat expressed sequence tags as well as rice genomic sequence and mapping information, we revisited the genomic region encompassing the self-incompatibility (SI) locus Z on rye chromosome 2RL applying a comparative approach. We were able to arrange 12 novel sequence-tagged site (STS) markers around Z, spanning a genetic distance of 32.3(More)
We report on a whole-genome draft sequence of rye (Secale cereale L.). Rye is a diploid Triticeae species closely related to wheat and barley, and an important crop for food and feed in Central and Eastern Europe. Through whole-genome shotgun sequencing of the 7.9-Gbp genome of the winter rye inbred line Lo7 we obtained a de novo assembly represented by(More)
Three dominant resistance genes, Pr3, Pr4, and Pr5, were identified by genetic analysis of resistance to leaf rust in rye (Puccinia recondita f. sp. secalis). Each of the three genes confers resistance to a broad scale of single-pustule isolates (SPIs), but differences could be observed for specific Pr gene/SPI combinations. Resistance conferred by the(More)
The rye-derived dwarfing gene Ddw1 on chromosome 5R acts in triticale in considerably reducing plant height, increasing FHB severity and delaying heading stage. Triticale, an amphiploid hybrid between durum wheat and rye, is an European cereal mainly grown in Germany, France, Poland, and Belarus for feeding purposes. Dwarfing genes might further improve the(More)
Winter rye (Secale cereale L.) is becoming increasingly important as substrate for biogas production in Central Europe. Dry matter yield has evolved as a breeding goal comparably important to the traditional grain yield. We analyzed the covariation between both traits and tested other agronomic traits for their correlation to dry matter yield that could be(More)