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Identification and QTL mapping of resistance to Turnip yellows virus (TuYV) in oilseed rape, Brassica napus

Theoretical & Applied Genetics sep19Dieter Hackenberg, Elvis Asare‑Bediako. Adam Baker, Peter Walley, Carol Jenner, Shannon Greer, Lawrence Bramham, Jacqueline Batley, David Edwards, Regine Delourme, Guy Barker, GrahamTeakle, John Walsh

Turnip yellows virus (TuYV) is transmitted by the peach-potato aphid (Myzus persicae) and causes severe yield losses in commercial oilseed rape crops (Brassica napus). There is currently only one genetic resource for resistance to TuYV available in brassica, which was identified in the re-synthesised B. napus line ‘R54’. In our study, 27 mostly homozygous B. napus accessions, representing a diverse subset of the B. napus genepool, were screened for TuYV resistance/susceptibility. This is the first report of the QTL mapping of TuYV resistance in natural B. napus.

Theoretical and Applied Genetics November 2019

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