A pigeonpea gene confers resistance to Asian soybean rust in soybean

Kawashima, Cintia G., Augusto Guimaraes, Gustavo, Regina Nogueira, Sonia, Maclean, Dan, Cook, Doug R., Steuernagel, Burkhard, Baek, Jongmin, Bouyioukos, Costas, do V A Melo, Bernardo, Tristao, Gustavo, Camargos de Oliveira, Jamile, Rauscher, Gilda, Mittal, Shipra, Panichelli, Lisa, Bacot, Karen, Johnson, Ebony, Iyer, Geeta, Tabor, Girma, Wulff, Brande B. H., Ward, Eric, Rairdan, Gregory J., Broglie, Karen E., Wu, Gusui, Van Esse, H. Peter, Jones, Jonathan D. G. and Brommonschenkel, Sergio H. (2016) A pigeonpea gene confers resistance to Asian soybean rust in soybean. Nature Biotechnology, 34 (6). 661–665. ISSN 1087-0156

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Abstract

Asian soybean rust (ASR), caused by the fungus Phakopsora pachyrhizi, is one of the most economically important crop diseases, but is only treatable with fungicides, which are becoming less effective owing to the emergence of fungicide resistance. There are no commercial soybean cultivars with durable resistance to P. pachyrhizi, and although soybean resistance loci have been mapped, no resistance genes have been cloned. We report the cloning of a P. pachyrhizi resistance gene CcRpp1 (Cajanus cajan Resistance against Phakopsora pachyrhizi 1) from pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) and show that CcRpp1 confers full resistance to P. pachyrhizi in soybean. Our findings show that legume species related to soybean such as pigeonpea, cowpea, common bean and others could provide a valuable and diverse pool of resistance traits for crop improvement.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Early title: A gene from pigeon pea confers resistance to Asian soybean rust in soybean
Uncontrolled Keywords: biotic,molecular engineering in plants
Faculty \ School:
Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2016 15:01
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 01:07
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/58442
DOI: 10.1038/nbt.3554

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