Genome-wide identification of resistance gene analogs in the Brassicaceae family and investigation of DNA methylation modification in Brassica species against fungal pathogens

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Abstract

Towards sustainable agriculture, I conducted my PhD research with a focus on resistance improvement of important Brassica crop species, members of the Brassicaceae family. Firstly, more than 34,000 resistance gene analogs have been identified and characterized across 25 species of Brassicaceae family. Then, the occurrence of DNA methylation modification in both grain (Brassica napus, canola) and vegetable (B. rapa, komatsuna) Brassica species against their devastating fungal disease, blackleg and white rust respectively, has been proven along with its potential regulatory role in defence mechanisms. The outcome will facilitate identification of functional resistance genes towards resistant improvement and sustainable production.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Batley, Jacqueline, Supervisor
  • Barbetti, Martin, Supervisor
  • Edwards, Dave, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date8 Dec 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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