Development of genomic tools and resources to advance the breeding of guava with resistance to guava wilt disease

Anita Severn-Ellis

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Abstract

The study reports on the de novo assembly and characterisation of the Nalanthamala psidii nuclear and mitochondrial genomes, the first sequenced within the Nalanthamala genus. The genomic resources generated provided a platform to explore the evolutionary and pathogenic potential of the pathogen. In addition, the cell wall degrading enzymes, secondary metabolites and effectors, identified as potential virulence factors in N. psidii's broadspectrum necrotrophic lifestyle, provide a significant departure point for further functional studies. It is envisioned that the knowledge base established may assist future pathogen population studies and ultimately guide pathogen-informed selection and deployment of wilt-resistant guava selections.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Batley, Jacqueline, Supervisor
  • Bayer, Philipp, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date11 Jul 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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