Identification of molecular marker for soil borne virus resistance in wheat (ReBoVi)

In wide parts of Europe, Asia and America, the furoviruses soil-borne cereal mosaic virus (SBCMV) and soil-borne wheat mosaic virus (SBWMV) as well as the bymovirus Wheat spindle streak mosaic virus (WSSMV) cause significant yield losses in winter wheat. The only possibility to avoid infection and yield losses caused by these viruses is the cultivation of resistant varieties. Aim of this project is therefore mapping the WSSMV/SBCMV resistance, saturating the respective genome regions with molecular markers, developing molecular markers for effective marker associated selection, and gaining information on possible co-location of virus resistance genes with those already isolated in barley.


Project partner:

  •  Julius Kühn-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Kulturpflanzen (JKI), Quedlinburg

  •  Deutsche Saatveredelung AG
  • Syngenta Seeds GmbH
  • Gemeinschaft zur Förderung von Pflanzeninnovation e. V. (GFPi), Forschungs- und Züchtungsallianz proWeizen

Bildquelle: F. Ordon (JKI)