Weiliang Zuo

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Head smut is a systemic disease in maize caused by the soil-borne fungus Sporisorium reilianum that poses a grave threat to maize production worldwide. A major head smut quantitative resistance locus, qHSR1, has been detected on maize chromosome bin2.09. Here we report the map-based cloning of qHSR1 and the molecular mechanism of qHSR1-mediated resistance.(More)
Head smut, one of the most devastating diseases in maize, causes severe yield losses worldwide. Resistance to head smut has been proven to be a quantitative inherited trait. In our previous study, a major resistance quantitative trait locus (named qHSR1) was detected on maize chromosome 2 (bin 2.09), and a number of molecular markers have been developed in(More)
Sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV) causes substantial losses of grain yield and forage biomass in susceptible maize worldwide. A major quantitative trait locus, Scmv1, has been identified to impart strong resistance to SCMV at the early infection stage. Here, we demonstrate that ZmTrxh, encoding an atypical h-type thioredoxin, is the causal gene at Scmv1, and(More)
Head smut is a soil-borne systemic maize disease caused by the causal pathogen Sporisorium reiliana. ZmWAK is the gene within the major QTL qHSR1 conferring resistance to head smut disease. ZmWAK has been transferred by marker-assisted backcrossing into elite inbred lines with high-yield potential but susceptible to head smut. The converted inbred lines,(More)
In this paper, we consider the source localization for the multiple near-field narrowband signals impinging on a uniform linear array (ULA) with partly gain and phase uncertainties. By dividing the ULA into two overlapped symmetric subarrays and assuming that they have partly unknown gain and phase responses but correspondingly identical, a new modified(More)
Head smut, caused by the fungal pathogen Sporisorium reilianum, poses a threat to maize production worldwide. ZmWAK, a cell wall-associated receptor kinase, confers quantitative resistance to head smut disease. Here, two near-isogenic lines (NILs), susceptible line Huangzao4 and its ZmWAK-converted resistant line Huangzao4R, were used to decipher the role(More)
In this paper, we consider the source localization for a mixed near-field (NF) and far-field (FF) narrowband signals impinging on a uniform linear array (ULA) with the symmetrical geometric configuration. A computationally efficient direction-of-arrivals (DOAs) and range estimation method for the mixed NF and FF signals is proposed, where the DOAs of the NF(More)
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