International Journal of
Genetics and Molecular Biology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Genet. Mol. Biol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9863
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJGMB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 131

Full Length Research Paper

The differential expression of Rhopalosiphum padi resistance in sibling wheat-rye amphiploids

Zongxiang Tang and Zhenglong Ren*
State Key Laboratory of Plant Genetics and Breeding, Sichuan Agriculture University, Ya’an, Sichuan 625014, China.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 February 2011
  •  Published: 28 February 2011


Thirteen amphiploids were synthesized by chromosome doubling of an F1 plant of a cross between Triticum aestivum Mianyang11 × S. cereale Kustro, which shows resistance to Bird cherry-oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi). The amphiploids were confirmed by GISH analysis and tested for their reaction to R. padi. Eleven amphiploids exhibited resistance to R. padiand two of them exhibited high level of susceptibility. The PCR analysis using rye-specific markers provided evidence for the elimination of W-box elements from the susceptible amphiploids. The possible mechanism of loss resistance in some amphiploids was discussed. The resistant amphiploids can be exploited in wheat breeding programs to transfer R. padi resistance to susceptible wheat varieties. 


Key words: Rhopalosiphum padi, amphiploid, wheat, rye.