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Candidate Gene-Quantitative Phenotype Associations for Resistance

Pitch Canker, caused by the necrotrophic fungus Fusarium circinatum, is a fungal disease that has been detected in loblolly pine plantations since 1974 where it causes excessive pitch production and shoot dieback. Fusiform rust, caused by the biotrophic fungus Cronartium quercuum f. sp. fusiforme, has been a major disease of southeastern conifer plantations since the early 1920's. We are seeking to identify genes that determine quantitative resistance and genetic markers that can be used in resistance breeding.

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Author(s): Elhan S. Ersoz, Santiago C. Gonzalez-Martinez, Gogce C. Kayihan, Alison M. Morse

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 2005