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Genetic and Physical Mapping of the Partial Resistance Gene, Pi34, to Blast in Rice

May 2007 , Volume 97 , Number  5
Pages  598 - 602

K. Zenbayashi-Sawata , S. Fukuoka , S. Katagiri , M. Fujisawa , T. Matsumoto , T. Ashizawa , and S. Koizumi

First and seventh authors: National Agricultural Research Center for Tohoku Region, Daisen, Akita 014-0102, Japan; second and fifth authors: National Institute of Agrobiological Resources, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8602, Japan; third and fourth authors: Society of Techno-Innovation of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (STAFF), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0854, Japan; and sixth author: National Agricultural Research Center Hokuriku Research Center, Jyoetsu, Niigata 943-0193, Japan

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Accepted for publication 27 October 2006.

Partial resistance to rice blast in the Oryza sativa japonica group cv. Chubu 32 is controlled by Pi34, a major quantitative trait locus (QTL) on chromosome 11, and several uncharacterized QTLs. The objectives of the study were (i) high-resolution genetic and physical mapping of Pi34 and (ii) identification of new QTL imparting resistance to rice blast. Chubu 32 was crossed with a susceptible chromosomal segment substitution line (CSSL) of cv. Koshihikari. From 4,012 of segregating individuals, 213 recombinants in the Pi34 region were screened by using polymerase chain reaction-based markers and tested resistance in the field and greenhouse. The Pi34 locus is located in the 54.1-kb region on the genomic sequence of cv. Nipponbare. We constructed a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library of Chubu 32, selected the clone containing Pi34, and sequenced it. The Pi34 locus consequently was located on an interval of 65.3 kb containing 10 predicted open reading frames (ORFs). Two of these ORFs were predicted only in Chubu 32 and encoded transposable elements. The other eight ORFs were found in both Chubu 32 and Nipponbare and one of them, which encoded an unknown protein, showed significantly different amino acid sequences between two cultivars. The new QTL, Piq6(t), was detected on the short arm of chromosome 6 and the genetic distance of flanking markers was 16.9 centimorgans in Nipponbare. Pi34 and Piq6(t) acted additively on resistance to rice blast but the effect of Piq6(t) was relatively small compared with Pi34.

Additional keywords: Magnaporthe grisea, Oryza sativa.

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