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Rothamsted Research
Virus resistance group
Harpenden (United Kingdom)

Current status: Associate Member - Application: 2008, 13 February - Admittance: 2008, 10 April

General data
Organization Group name Group size Web site Address Country Status
Rothamsted Research Virus resistance group 2 permanent
2 temporary
web site Centre for Sustainable Pest and Disease Management
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Rothamsted Research
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
AL5 2JQ
United Kingdom
United Kingdom Research unit group
Staff of the group
Interests of the group
Understand molecular mechanisms underlying interactions between viruses and their plant hosts, as well as more complex 3-way interactions between viruses, their plant hosts, and their natural vectors. In particular, we study wheat and barley diseases caused by furo- and bymoviruses that are naturally transmitted exclusively by Polymyxa graminis, the plant root inhabiting eukaryotic plasmodiophoraceous microorganism.
Publications
  • Hammond-Kosack KE, Kanyuka K (2007)
    Resistance Genes (R Genes) in Plants.
    In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester http://www.els.net/ [DOI: 10.1002/97804700 15902.a0020119].
  • Bass C, Hendley R, Adams MJ, Hammond-Kosack K, Kanyuka K (2006)
    The Sbm1 locus conferring resistance to Soil-borne cereal mosaic virus maps to a gene-rich region on 5DL in whea t.
    Genome 49, 1140-1148.
  • Kanyuka K, Druka A, Caldwell DG, Tymon A, McCallum N, Waugh R, Adams MJ (2005)
    Evidence that the recessive bymovirus resistance locus rym4 in barley corresponds to the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E gene.
    Molecular Plant Pathology 6, 449-458.
  • Kanyuka K, Ward E, Adams MJ (2003)
    Polymyxa graminis and the cereal viruses it transmits: a research challenge.
    Molecular Plant Pathology 4, 393-406.
  • Kühne T, Shi N, Proeseler G, Adams MJ, Kanyuka K (2003)
    The ability of a bymovirus to overcome the rym4-mediated resistance in barley correlates with a codon change in the VPg coding region on RNA1.
    Journal of General Virology 84, 2853-2859.