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Author Lee,S.K., Song,M.Y., Seo,Y.S., Kim,H.K., Ko,S., Cao,P.J., Suh,J.P., Yi,G., Roh,J.H., Lee,S., An,G., Hahn,T.R., Wang,G.L., Ronald,P. and Jeon,J.S.
Title Rice Pi5-Mediated Resistance to Magnaporthe oryzae Requires the Presence of Two Coiled-Coil-Nucleotide-Binding-Leucine-Rich Repeat Genes
Rice blast, caused by the fungus Magnaporthe oryzae, is one of the most devastating diseases of rice. To understand the molecular basis of Pi5-mediated resistance to M. oryzae, we cloned the resistance (R) gene at this locus using a map-based cloning strategy. Genetic and phenotypic analyses of 2014 F2 progeny from a mapping population derived from a cross between IR50, a susceptible rice cultivar, and the RIL260 line carrying Pi5 enabled us to narrow down the Pi5 locus to a 130-kb interval. Sequence analysis of this genomic region identified two candidate genes, Pi5-1 and Pi5-2, which encode proteins carrying three motifs characteristic of R genes: an N-terminal coiled-coil (CC) motif, a nucleotide-binding (NB) domain, and a leucine-rich repeat (LRR) motif. In genetic transformation experiments of a susceptible rice cultivar, neither the Pi5-1 nor the Pi5-2 gene was found to confer resistance to M. oryzae. In contrast, transgenic rice plants expressing both of these genes, generated by crossing transgenic lines carrying each gene individually, conferred Pi5-mediated resistance to M. oryzae. Gene expression analysis revealed that Pi5-1 transcripts accumulate after pathogen challenge, whereas the Pi5-2 gene is constitutively expressed. These results indicate that the presence of these two genes is required for rice Pi5-mediated resistance to M. oryzae.
Journal Genetics
Country South Korea
Volume 181(4)
Pages 1627-1638
Year 2009
PubMed ID 19153255
PubMed Central ID -
DOI 10.1534/genetics.108.099226
Gene PI3 PI37 PI5-2
INSD EU869185 EU869186
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