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Record number 405678
Title Random T-DNA insertion mutagenesis in Verticillium dahliae to identify novel pathogenicity genes
Author(s) Santhanam, P.; Thomma, B.P.H.J.
Source In: Book of Abstracts 26th Fungal Genetics Conference, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, California, USA, 15-20 March 2011. - - p. 235 - 235.
Event 26th Fungal Genetics Conference, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, California, USA, 2011-03-15/2011-03-20
Department(s) Laboratory of Phytopathology
Publication type Abstract in scientific journal or proceedings
Publication year 2011
Abstract Vascular wilt diseases caused by soil-borne pathogens are among the most devastating plant diseases worldwide. The fungus Verticillium dahliae causes vascular wilt diseases in over 200 dicotyledonous species. An effective way to identify genes that are required by the pathogen to cause disease on its host(s) is random mutagenesis followed by pathogenicity testing. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated gene transfer (ATMT) has been widely used for large scale insertional mutagenesis in fungi, where the Agrobacterium transfers a part of its plasmid (T-DNA) into the host genome. Resulting mutants can be analyzed for altered pathogenicity or virulence. As mutants are tagged by the T-DNA, subsequent cloning of the gene of interest is possible. Through ATMT, we have generated 900 random insertional mutants in V. dahliae that are analyzed for reduced pathogenicity or virulence on susceptible tomato. This has resulted in the identification of 80 transformants that are severely compromised in pathogenicity. The T-DNA integration site of the selected transformants were identified using RSE-PCR and functional characterization of the respective genes will be carried out to identify their contribution to Verticillium wilt
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