Wanquan Chen

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A large number of Fusarium isolates was collected from blighted wheat spikes originating from 175 sampling sites, covering 15 provinces in China. Species and trichothecene chemotype determination by multilocus genotyping (MLGT) indicated that F. graminearum s. str. with the 15-acetyl deoxynivalenol (15ADON) chemotype and F. asiaticum with either the(More)
Transgenic carrot (Daucus carota L.) plants expressing a rice thaumatin-like protein (tlp), phosphinothricin acetyltransferase (bar) and the hygromycin phosphotransferase (hpt) genes were obtained by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Petiole and hypocotyl segments of three carrot cultivars were used as the explant sources. Following infection,(More)
UNLABELLED Stripe (yellow) rust, caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst), is a serious disease of wheat occurring in most wheat areas with cool and moist weather conditions during the growing season. The basidiomycete fungus is an obligate biotrophic parasite that is difficult to culture on artificial media. Pst is a macrocyclic, heteroecious(More)
A recombinant inbred line population (RIP-9) derived from an interspecific cross (ILC72 × Cr5-10) was evaluated for growth habit during 2 years (2003 and 2004). This RIP was used to develop a pair of near isogenic lines (NILs) for erect vs prostrate growth habit in chickpea. Molecular characterization of the identified pair of NILs was performed using 52(More)
Transformation of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) with Agrobacterium strain LBA4404 containing a rice chitinase gene under control of the maize ubiquitin1 promoter and the phosphinothricin acetyltransferase (bar) and hygromycin phosphotransferase (hpt) genes as selectable markers is described. Epicotyl explants from 2- to 3-week-old ginseng(More)
Two alleles of a chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) ethylene receptor-like sequence (CaETR-1) were sequence-characterized using synteny analysis with genome sequences of Medicago truncatula L. The full length of the sequence obtained in the accession FLIP84-92C resistant to ascochyta blight (CaETR-1a) span 4,428 bp, including the polyadenylation signal in the(More)
Plant-specific NAC transcription factors (TFs) constitute a large family and play important roles in regulating plant developmental processes and responses to environmental stresses, but only some of them have been investigated for effects on disease reaction in cereal crops. Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) is an effective strategy for rapid functional(More)
A new co-dominant molecular marker, CaETR, was developed based on allelic sequence length polymorphism in an ethylene receptor-like gene located in the genomic region of a QTL (QTLAR1) conferring ascochyta blight resistance in chickpea. This marker not only discriminated resistance and susceptible phenotypes of chickpea to ascochyta blight, but also easily(More)
Stripe rust and leaf rust caused by Puccinia striiformis (Ps) Westend. and P. triticina (Pt) Eriks., respectively, are important foliar diseases of wheat worldwide. Breeding resistant wheat cultivars is the preferred strategy to control these diseases. Genes for resistance when introgressed from alien species or wheats of lower ploidy are frequently diluted(More)
Inferring reproductive and demographic parameters of populations is crucial to our understanding of species ecology and evolutionary potential but can be challenging, especially in partially clonal organisms. Here, we describe a new and accurate method, cloncase, for estimating both the rate of sexual vs. asexual reproduction and the effective population(More)