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Arabidopsis Nonhost Resistance Genes(s) for Engineering Soybeans Resistant to Sudden Death Syndrome
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For Information, Contact:
Dario Valenzuela
Senior Commercialization Manager, Life Sciences
515-294-4740
licensing@iastate.edu
Web Published:
12/8/2015
ISURF #
4276
Summary:
Iowa State University researchers have identified genes in Arabidopsis that when transferred to soybeans enhance disease resistance in transient expression assays.

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Description:
ISU researchers have carried out over many years a series of studies aimed to identify Arabidopsis genes that can transfer Arabidopsis’ resistance to infection by soybean pathogens to soybean plants. ISURF has granted rights to the first two genes identified under this program to a major agricultural biotech player. This new disclosure identifies additional Arabidopsis genes (Pss5, Pss21, and Pss25) which are involved in enhanced resistance to the soybean pathogens Phytophthora sojae and Fusarium virguliforme.   The Arabidopsis Pss genes confer resistance in soybean as detected by transient expression assays and efforts are underway to demonstrate similar results using stably transformed soybeans.

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Advantage:
• Potential for enhanced resistance to soybean pathogens
• Widely accepted approach
• Potential synergies by co-expressing the Pss genes

Application:
Soybean Disease Resistance, Plant breeding, Genetic engineering

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