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Resistance of spruce to root and butt rot disease

Objective

This Research explores resistance to infection by Heterobasidion sop. in clones of Norway and Sitka spruce. Clones will be inoculated with H. animus, H. variorum or H. abietinum and the extent of pathogen growth and lesion development measured. Resistance of clones will be related to qualitative analysis of terrenes. QTL/AFLP maps will be used to determine molecular markers for resistance. Localising the accumulation of pathogenesis-related proteins and measuring rate of development of bark boundary and xylem barrier zones to infection will determine post-inflectional responses of clones. Resistance of wyvern to degradation by the pathogens will also be assessed. These data will be used to analyse inheritance of resistance, and to develop methods to predict inheritance of resistance based on experimentally determined markers.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

University of Aberdeen
Address
Fraser Noble Building King's College
AB9 2UE Aberdeen
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Greece
Address
Terma Alkmanos Street
11528 Athens
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Atto Vannucci 13
50134 Firenze
NORWEGIAN FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Hoegskoleveien, 12
1432 Aas
THE FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF SWEDEN
Sweden
Address
Uppsala Science Park
751 83 Uppsala
THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Sweden
Address
Ulls Väg 26 A
750 07 Uppsala