Isolation and characterization of rice lesion-mimic mutants with enhanced resistance to rice blast and bacterial blight

Ritsuko Mizobuchi, Hideyuki Hirabayashi, Ryota Kaji, Yoko Nishizawa, Atsushi Yoshimura, Hikaru Satoh, Tsugufumi Ogawa, Masahiro Okamoto

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Abstract

We isolated five lesion-mimic mutants that showed reduced symptoms after infection with the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe grisea from 13 000 M2 lines of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Genetic analysis showed that one mutant was allelic to spl5 and this was named spl5-2; the other four were derived from new loci and named Spl12, spl13, spl14, and Spl15. Spl12, and Spl15 were dominant mutations, while the others were recessive. Lesions were visible in the dominant mutants (Spl12 and Spl15) from an early developmental stage, while lesions were visible in the recessive mutations (spl5-2, spl13, and spl14) from 8-10 weeks after sowing. We analyzed the resistance to rice blast and bacterial blight using spl mutants derived from 14 loci. Resistance to two virulent strains of M. grisea was induced in spl4, spl5-1, spl5-2, spl7, spl10, Spl12, spl13, spl14, and Spl15 plants. Moreover, growth of the bacterial blight pathogen Xanthomonas campestris pv. oryzae was also suppressed in these nine mutants. These results demonstrate that many of the SPL genes enhance general disease resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-353
Number of pages9
JournalPlant Science
Volume163
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science

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