Plant-KBBE II project “Exploiting genetic variation for resistance to important pathogens in barley” (ExpResBar)

Barley is the second most important crop species in Europe and resistance is a prerequisite for the production of safer and healthier food. ExpResBar is built with the aim to exploit new and potentially durable resistances to some of the most important pathogens of barley, i.e. Blumeria graminis, Rhynchosporium secalis, Puccinia hordei, Pyrenophora teres, Ramularia collo-cygni and the aphid transmitted Barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV).

The project will facilitate a considerable improvement of the resistance level in barley cultivars against important pathogens and will contribute to an enhanced isolation of resistance genes and the identification of allelic variation. The results of this project will enable the breeders in the consortium to rapidly transfer the new resistances to adapted cultivars based on the closely linked markers developed, whereas for the academic partners this project provides the basis for gene isolation in a midterm view and provides deep insight into the allelic variation of cis-regulation of genes involved in resistance.

SUBIO is actively involved in developing plant material and the verification of molecular markers. SUBIO coordinates the GABI Plant-KBBE II project with the following partners :

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research