Fine genetic mapping and physical delimitation of the lesion mimic gene Spl11 to a 160-kb DNA segment of the rice genome. uri icon

abstract

  • The rice lesion mimic mutant spl11 was previously found to confer broad-spectrum disease resistance to both Magnaporthe grisea and Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. To better understand the molecular basis underlying c ell death and disease resistance in rice, a map-based cloning strategy has been employed to isolate Spl11. Five Spl11-linked RAPD markers were developed and four of them were mapped to rice chromosome 12. A high-resolution genetic map was developed using a segregating population consisting of 1138 lesion mimic individuals. Recombination suppression was observed in the vicinity of Spl11. Three molecular markers tightly linked to Spl11 were identified and used to screen a BAC library: A contig spanning the Spl11 locus was constructed and physical mapping delimited Spl11 to a 160-kb DNA segment Within a single BAC clone. These results provide the essential information for the final isolation of this important gene in the rice defense pathway.

publication date

  • 2002
  • 2002