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Delivery and characterization of candidate genes for disease resistance in American chestnut: Vector construction and screening

Restoration of American chestnut has been selected as the Forest Health Initiative’s first project to explore the potential of biotechnology for addressing threats to forest health (Nelson et al. 2009). The multi-institutional collaboration is focused on development and application of biotechnologies for production of disease resistant American chestnut germplasm. Chinese chestnut (Castanea mollissima) is resistant to chestnut blight and candidate genes for resistance to pathogens such as Cryphonectria and Phytophthora have been identified in Chinese chestnut through genomic and bioinformatic approaches. A number of genes conferring anti-fungal activity have been reported in other plant species as well.


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Author(s): A. Barakat, Albert Abbott, C. Dana Nelson, C. Maynard, Campbell J. Nairn, D. M. Lennon, E. Epps, G. Andrade-Dean, J. E. Carlson, K. Baier, L. Kong, Scott A. Merkle, W. A. Powell

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