Harvesting Wild Genes Gives Crops Renewed Resistance to Disease

Techonology Networks | February 05, 2019

A global alliance of researchers has pioneered a new method to rapidly recruit disease-resistance genes from wild plants for transfer into domestic crops. The technique promises to revolutionize the development of disease-resistant varieties for the global food supply. The technique called AgRenSeq was developed by scientists at the John Innes Centre in Britain working with colleagues in Australia and the US. It was published today in Nature Biotechnology. The result speeds up the fight against pathogens that threaten global food crops, including wheat, soybean, maize, rice, and potato, which form the vast bulk of cereals in the human diet. 
Professor Harbans Bariana from the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the School of Life and Environmental Sciences is a global expert in cereal rust genetics and a co-author of the paper. He said: "This technology will underpin fast-tracked discovery and characterization of new sources of disease resistance in plants." The current research builds on previous collaborative work done by Professor Bariana with the CSIRO and John Innes Centre. It used two wheat genes cloned by this international team as controls and Professor Bariana conducted the phenotype assessments for the study.

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