Bulegeya Et Al

Bulegeya et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 11(2), pp. 98-107, 2021

ISSN: 2276-7770

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The effect of Potyvirus resistance loci from the maize
inbred line Oh1VI on development of maize lethal necrosis (MLN)

 

 

Victoria B. Bulegeya1*; Mark W.
Jones2;
Tryphone G. Muhamba3; Biswanath Das4; Peter
R. Thomison
5;
 David M. Francis6;
Margaret. G. Redinbaugh
7

 

 

1-  
Tanzania
Agriculture Research Institute (TARI) – Dakawa Center, P.O.Box 1892, Morogoro,
Tanzania.

2-  
United
States Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS),
Corn, Wheat and Soybean Research, Wooster, OH 44691, USA;

3-  
Department
of Crop Science and Horticulture, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA),
P.O.Box 3005, Morogoro, Tanzania

4-  
International
Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), P.O.Box 1041, Village Market,
Nairobi 00621, Kenya

5-  
Department
of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State
University, 2021 Coffey Rd, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.  

6-  
Department
of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University-Ohio Agriculture
Research and Development Center (OARDC), Wooster, OH 44691, USA 

7-  
USDA-ARS,
Corn, Wheat and Soybean Research, Department of Plant Pathology, The Ohio State
University, Wooster, OH 44691, USA.

 

 

ARTICLE INFO

ABSTRACT

 

Article No.: 060421055

Type: Research

 

Maize lethal necrosis
(MLN), a viral disease currently affecting corn in East and Central Africa
is caused by a combined infection of Maize chlorotic mottle virus (MCMV) and
any maize infecting potyvirus. Most of African maize germplasm is
susceptible to the disease and there are no known sources of resistance.
Recombinant inbred lines (RIL) derived from Oh1VI, a line known for
multi-virus resistance with different QTL for potyvirus resistance on
chromosome 3, 6 and 10 were selected and screened against MLN under
artificial inoculation and natural infestation. Differences were observed
among genotypes and QTL groups at P=0.05 in all experiments except under
field inoculation. Genotypes with QTL combination of 3, 6 and 10 had at
least 20% reduction in MLN symptoms compared to a susceptible check. These
results provide useful baseline information on utilization of potyvirus
resistance genes for MLN resistance and control in Sub Saharan Africa.

 

Accepted:  06/06/2021

Published: 31/07/2021

 

*Corresponding Author

Victoria Bulegeya

E-mail: victoriabulegeya@ rocketmail.com

 

Keywords:

Maize; Maize lethal necrosis (MLN); Potyvirus; Genetic
resistance; Sub Saharan Africa

 

 


 

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Cite this Article: Bulegeya VB; Jones MW;
Muhamba TG; Das B; Thomison PR; 
Francis DM; Redinbaugh MG (2021). The effect of Potyvirus resistance
loci from the maize inbred line Oh1VI on development of maize lethal necrosis
(MLN). Greener Journal of Agricultural
Sciences
11(2): 98-107.

 

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