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Copy number variations (CNVs) are defined as deletions, duplications and insertions among individuals of a species. There is growing evidence that CNV is a major factor underlining various autoimmune disorders and diseases in humans; however, in plants, especially oilseed crops, the role of CNVs in disease resistance is not well studied. Here, we investigate the genome-wide diversity and genetic properties of CNVs in resistance gene analogues (RGAs) across eight Brassica napus lines. A total of 1137 CNV events (704 deletions and 433 duplications) were detected across563 RGAs. The results show CNVs are more likely to occur across clustered RGAs compared to singletons. In addition, 112 RGAs were linked to a blackleg resistance QTL, of which 25 were affected by CNV. Overall, we show that the presence and abundance of CNVs differ between lines, suggesting that in B. napus, the distribution of CNVs depends on genetic background. Our findings advance the understanding of CNV as an important type of genomic structural variation in B. napus and provide a resource to support breeding of advanced canola lines.
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Nov 2022|
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Understanding disease resistance gene evolution across the Brassicaceae
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