Project

Molecular markers as a tool for sustainable control of Septoria leaf blotch in winter wheat

Acronym
179V7809
Duration
01 January 2010 → 31 December 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
mycosphaerella graminicola resistance fungicide
 
Project description

Mycosphaerella graminicola is a fungus that globally causes major losses in wheat cultivation. Disease control is mainly based on fungicides, but mutations in the CYP51 gene encoding the target protein of the fungicides, can lead to fungicide resistance. This project investigates the co-evolution between certain variations in CYP51 and resistance, and the influence of several cultivation measures on this process.