Project description:The fungus Puccinia striiformis f.sp. tritici (PST) is the causal pathogen of stripe rust in wheat. New highly virulent PST races appeared at the beginning of this century and spread rapidly causing significant yield losses in wheat production worldwide. Race PST-08/21 was isolated in the UK in 2008 Yr1, Yr2, Yr3, Yr4, Yr6, Yr9, Yr17, Yr27, Yr32, YrRob, YrSol. We applied the RNAseq approach to refine the gene prediction in de novo assembled PST 08/21 contigs and to determine which genes are expressed during wheat infections. Total RNA was extracted from a pool of stripe rust infected wheat leaves and from two biological replicates of haustoria isolates.
Project description:Kharchia local is an Indian tall landrace wheat cultivar. It is native to sodic-saline soils of Kharchia tehsil of the Pali district of Rajasthan, and is a line developed from selections from farmer's fields. It is the most salt tolerant wheat genotype found in India. No systematic study has been carried out in this direction so far. The gaps in understanding of the mechanism underlying salt tolerance limit our ability to improve the salt tolerance in other crop plants. Transcriptome analysis of Kharchia Local under salt stress will provide the insight into the genes involved in salinity tolerance.