Rapid Evolutionary Adaptation of the Barley Powdery Mildew, Blumeria graminis f.sp. hordei
Presented by Dr Stefan Kusch, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
|Date:||22 November 2019|
|Time:||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM|
|Venue:||Toowoomba - P20, or via Zoom|
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We conducted experimental evolution with a strain of the barley powdery mildew fungus by exposing it to the fully resistant barley mlo mutant, and isolated three lines that were virulent on this barley genotype. Our results showed that this rapid adaptation can be attributed to the rapid loss of two genes, possibly driven by transposable elements.