Genomic regions controlling components of resistance for pea rust caused by Uromyces fabae (Pers.) de-Bary uri icon

abstract

  • Pea rust caused by Uromyces fabae (Pers.) de-Bary is an important disease in subtropical regions of the world. The use of partial resistance or slow rusting is an important strategy for developing varieties having durable rust resistance. A mapping population of 136 F-6:7 Recombinant Inbred Lines (RILs) derived from the cross HUVP 1 x FC 1 was evaluated for disease severity percent (DS%) and three components of slow rusting, number of aecial pustules per leaf (AP), leaf area covered by sporulating pustules (LASP) and number of aecial cups per leaf (TNAC) during crop seasons 2006-07 and 2007-08 in polyhouse and field experiments. The components were governed by four quantitative trait loci, two major (Qruf on LGVII, Qruf2 on LGI), and two minor QTLs (Qruf1 on LG VII and Qruf3 on LGVI). This confirmed the positions of one each of the major (Qruf) and minor (Qruf1) QTLs and also detected two new QTLs Qruf2 and Qruf3. The new major QTL Qruf2 (phenotypic variance 21.3 to 29.6 %) appeared to be the most important component-specific QTL and played key role in deciding disease resistance. The minor QTL Qruf3 appeared environment-specific and contributed by the susceptible parent.

publication date

  • 2016
  • 2016