Construction of a BAC contig containing the xa5 locus in rice uri icon

abstract

  • The recessive gene xa5 confers resistance to bacterial blight in rice. To generate a physical map of the xa5 locus, three RFLP markers RG556, RG207 and RZ390, closely linked to,xa5, were used to screen a rice bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library. The identified overlapping BAC clones formed two small contigs which were extended to both sides by chromosome walking. The final physical map consisted of 14 BAC clones and covered 550 kb. Genetic analysis with an Fz population showed that two RFLP markers 28N22R and 40F20R, derived from the BAC clones in the contig, flanked the xa5 locus. To further delimit the location of the xa5 locus, RFLP markers RG556 and RG207 were converted to sequence tagged sites and used to perform genetic analysis. The results indicated that the xa5 locus was most likely located between RG207 and RG556. Among the BAC clones in the contig, one clone, 44B4, hybridized to both RG207 and RG556. This suggests that BAC clone 44B4 carried the xa5 locus.

publication date

  • 1998
  • 1998
  • 1998