Novel tools to breed potato for resistance against obligate biotrophic pathogens

Projectnummer: TU18086
Thema:  Duurzame Plantaardige Productie
Looptijd: -
Budget publiek: € 300.000
Budget privaat:  € 300.000
Projectleider: Jack Vossen /

In this project we will identify the cognate Avrs of at least three major R genes in breeding material. The availability of these Avrs allows to efficiently fine-map R genes and to distinguish resistance sources in breeding material. In addition, common features in the sequences of the Avrs will serve to identify effector signatures, which will allow us to select effectors that are conserved among and within isolates. Having multiple effectors and their natural variation in over a hundred isolates, will help to shed light on the function of these effectors in virulence and provide a better understanding on how S. endobioticum and pathogenic Chytridiomycota in general are manipulating their hosts.