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Inheritance of Race-Specific Resistance to Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris in Brassica Genomes

October 2002 , Volume 92 , Number  10
Pages  1,134 - 1,141

J. G. Vicente , J. D. Taylor , A. G. Sharpe , I. A. P. Parkin , D. J. Lydiate , and G. J. King

First, second, and sixth authors: Horticulture Research International, Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9EF, UK; and third, fourth, and fifth authors: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon Research Centre, 107 Science Place, Saskatoon SK S7N 0X2, Canada

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Accepted for publication 6 June 2002.

The inheritance of resistance to three Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris races was studied in crosses between resistant and susceptible lines of Brassica oleracea (C genome), B. carinata (BC genome), and B. napus (AC genome). Resistance to race 3 in the B. oleracea doubled haploid line BOH 85c and in PI 436606 was controlled by a single dominant locus (Xca3). Resistance to races 1 and 3 in the B. oleracea line Badger Inbred-16 was quantitative and recessive. Strong resistance to races 1 and 4 was controlled by a single dominant locus (Xca1) in the B. carinata line PI 199947. This resistance probably originates from the B genome. Resistance to race 4 in three B. napus lines, cv. Cobra, the rapid cycling line CrGC5, and the doubled haploid line N-o-1, was controlled by a single dominant locus (Xca4). A set of doubled haploid lines, selected from a population used previously to develop a restriction fragment length polymorphism map, was used to map this locus. Xca4 was positioned on linkage group N5 of the B. napus A genome, indicating that this resistance originated from B. rapa. Xca4 is the first major locus to be mapped that controls race-specific resistance to X. campestris pv. campestris in Brassica spp.

Additional keywords: black rot, cabbage, Ethiopian mustard, genetic mapping, oilseed rape, resistance genes.

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