Welcome To Website IAS

Hot news
Achievement

Independence Award

- First Rank - Second Rank - Third Rank

Labour Award

- First Rank - Second Rank -Third Rank

National Award

 - Study on food stuff for animal(2005)

 - Study on rice breeding for export and domestic consumption(2005)

VIFOTEC Award

- Hybrid Maize by Single Cross V2002 (2003)

- Tomato Grafting to Manage Ralstonia Disease(2005)

- Cassava variety KM140(2010)

Centres
Website links
Vietnamese calendar
Library
Visitors summary
 Curently online :  5
 Total visitors :  5912884

Gene Discovery Transfers Rust Resistance to Wheat from Wild Relative
Wednesday, 2022/05/18 | 08:27:22

 Figure: Aegilops sharonensis, or Sharon goatgrass, is wild wheat that possesses a disease resistance gene that can be used to boost the immunity of wheat and barley, thus helping to improve global food security. Photo Source: KAUST; Brande Wulff.

 

An international team including scientists from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has identified a stem rust resistance gene in a wild relative and transferred it to common wheat.

 

The scientists found the gene in Aegilops sharonensis, a wild relative of wheat found in Israel and southern Lebanon. The new transgenic wheat lines show high levels of resistance to the stem rust pathogen.

 

There are 58 stem rust resistance genes identified in wheat, with almost half of these introduced from wild and domesticated species of wheat and other cereals. Ae. sharonensis has many traits of agricultural importance, including resistance to major wheat diseases such as rust, but its genetic potential remains largely untapped.

 

The research team has also published a reference genome to support ongoing efforts to clone other resistance genes. About 80 wheat genes have been cloned, of which about 40 are disease resistance genes and of these, 30 are resistant to the rusts (wheat stem rust, stripe rust, and leaf rust).

 

For more details, read the article in KAUST Discovery.

 

Back      Print      View: 42

[ Other News ]___________________________________________________
  • Egypt Holds Workshop on New Biotech Applications
  • UN Agencies Urge Transformation of Food Systems
  • Taiwan strongly supports management of brown planthopper—a major threat to rice production
  • IRRI Director General enjoins ASEAN states to invest in science for global food security
  • Rabies: Educate, vaccinate and eliminate
  • “As a wife I will help, manage, and love”: The value of qualitative research in understanding land tenure and gender in Ghana
  • CIP Director General Wells Reflects on CIP’s 45th Anniversary
  • Setting the record straight on oil palm and peat in SE Asia
  • Why insect pests love monocultures, and how plant diversity could change that
  • Researchers Modify Yeast to Show How Plants Respond to Auxin
  • GM Maize MIR162 Harvested in Large Scale Field Trial in Vinh Phuc, Vietnam
  • Conference Tackles Legal Obligations and Compensation on Biosafety Regulations in Vietnam
  • Iloilo Stakeholders Informed about New Biosafety Regulations in PH
  • Global wheat and rice harvests poised to set new record
  • GM Maize Harvested in Vietnam Field Trial Sites
  • New label for mountain products puts premium on biological and cultural diversity
  • The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016
  • Shalabh Dixit: The link between rice genes and rice farmers
  • People need affordable food, but prices must provide decent livelihoods for small-scale family farmers
  • GM Seeds Market Growth to Increase through 2020 Due to Rise in Biofuels Use

 

Designed & Powered by WEBSO CO.,LTD