Cytogenetic studies in wheat. XV. Location of rust resistance genes in VPM1 and their genetic linkage with other disease resistance genes in chromosome 2A

Genome. 1993 Jun;36(3):476-82. doi: 10.1139/g93-065.

Abstract

Inheritance studies showed that the VPM1-derived seedling resistances to stem rust, stripe rust, leaf rust, and powdery mildew were controlled by single genes; the genes for rust resistance were designated Sr38, Yr17, and Lr37, respectively, whereas the gene for resistance to powdery mildew was postulated to be Pm4b. Sr38, Yr17, and Lr37 were shown to be closely linked and distally located in the short arm of chromosome 2A. They showed very close repulsion linkage with Lr17 and were genetically independent of other genes known to be located in chromosome 2A. Previously unmapped, Yr1 appeared to be distally located in the long arm of chromosome 2A.