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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Targeting Host Defense Mechanism for Enhancing Fhb Resistance in Wheat Project Number: 0500-00053-003-54
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: May 09, 2013
End Date: May 08, 2015

Objective:
1. Characterize FHB resistance and mycotoxin accumulation in lipoxygenases silenced and overexpressing transgenic wheat lines. 2. Target non-host resistance mechanism for enhancing FHB resistance. 3. Target expression of a Ca2+-binding protein-encoding gene associated with diterpenoid signaling for promoting FHB resistance in wheat.

Approach:
Utilize these activators and defense/susceptibility genes to enhance FHB resistance in wheat. Three strategies will be utilized: (i) The ectopic expression of defense regulatory genes, (ii) targeting non-host resistance mechanism, and (iii) reducing the level of host susceptibility factors.

Last Modified: 10/1/2014
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