sorghum head smut

sorghum head smut

[‚sȯr·gəm ′hed ‚smət]
(agriculture)
A disease of sorghum plants that completely destroys the normal head and replaces it with masses of smut spores.
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Based on the DNA sequences of these two RAPD markers, two SCAR markers were developed and successfully tagged the res stant trait of sorghum head smut physiological race 3.
We previously developed two SSR markers (Xtxp13 and Xtxp145) tightly linked with the resistance to sorghum head smut physiological race 3, with the Xtxp13 located in sorghum chromosomes 2, and Xtxp145 located in chromosomes 6, and the recombination percentage between markers and resistant gene are 9.
In this study, we used the technologies of RAPD and SCAR to identify the molecular markers linked to resistant traits of sorghum head smut physiological race 3, and obtained two SCAR markers.
Although some sorghum head smut resistance-linked molecular markers have been identified, such as SSR markers (Zou et al.
Especially, we developed two pairs of SCAR molecular markers and successfully tagged the resistant trait of sorghum head smut physiological race 3 in all tested F2 individuals.