Fine genetic mapping of xa24, a recessive gene for resistance against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae in rice

Abstract

Bacterial blight, caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), is the most devastating plant bacterial disease worldwide. Different bacterial blight resistance (R) genes confer race-specific resistance to different strains of Xoo. We fine mapped a fully recessive gene, xa24, for bacterial blight resistance to a 71-kb DNA fragment in the long arm of rice chromosome 2 using polymerase chain reaction-based molecular markers. The xa24 gene confers disease resistance at the seedling and adult stages. It mediates resistance to at least the Philippine Xoo races 4, 6 and 10 and Chinese Xoo strains Zhe173, JL691 and KS-1-21. Sequence analysis of the DNA fragment harboring the dominant (susceptible) allele of xa24 suggests that this gene should encode a novel protein that is not homologous to any known R proteins. These results will greatly facilitate the isolation and characterization of xa24. The markers will be convenient tools for marker-assisted selection of xa24 in breeding programs.

DOI: 10.1007/s00122-008-0888-y

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@article{Wu2008FineGM, title={Fine genetic mapping of xa24, a recessive gene for resistance against Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae in rice}, author={Xiaoming Wu and Xianghua Li and Caiguo Xu and Shiping Wang}, journal={Theoretical and Applied Genetics}, year={2008}, volume={118}, pages={185-191} }