Genomics-led Identification of Disease Resistance Genes Unravel Evolutionary and Functional Research Potentials in Brassicaceae Species

Aldrin Yanong Cantila

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The Brassicaceae species provide oils, vegetables, condiments, forage, and biofuel. However, their production and quality, especially the crop members, is affected by diseases. Deployment of resistant cultivars containing resistance gene analogs (RGAs) are among the sustainable and environment- friendly options to negate the diseases’ effect, but pathogens are gradually overcoming RGAs due to their fast-evolving nature. This research used a genomics-based approach to in-silico identify RGAs with significant homology to cloned RGAs and transmembrane (TM)-coiled-coil (CC) or TM-CC RGA type genes from the genome sequences of Brassicaceae species and, furthermore we identified candidate RGAs for LepR1 blackleg resistance in Brassica napus.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Batley, Jacqueline, Supervisor
  • Cowling, Wallace, Supervisor
  • Edwards, Dave, Supervisor
  • Van De Wouw, Angela, Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date2 Oct 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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