Root infection of the reduced mycorrhizal colonizaion (rmc) mutant of tomato reveals genetic interaction between symbiosis and parasitism

Susan Barker, Tammy Edmonds, L.M. Forsyth, J.P. Klingler, J-P. Toussaint, F.A. Smith, S.S. Smith

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    Abstract

    The reduced arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) colonization mutant of tomato (rmc) is a single locus recessive mutation with different colonization phenotypes for different AM fungi. To test broader specificity and gain possible functional insights, we compared host status of rmc and near isogenic parent (Rio Grande 76R) for three root parasites. No significant colonization differences were found for bulb-and-potato aphid. However, root knot nematode (RKN) grew significantly better on rmc root cultures. Also, rmc was significantly more susceptible than 76R to Fusarium wilt. Our results indicate that the Rmc locus may have dual roles in symbiosis and parasitism.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)277-283
    JournalPhysiological and Molecular Plant Pathology
    Volume67
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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