Cereal cyst nematode

The Cre8 locus on chromosome 6B contributes to resistance against the cereal cyst nematode (Heteroderae avenae). Using a Trident/Molineux population, we added new markers near Cre8 and tested these markers across Australian germplasm. We have provided assay protocols to wheat breeders and we have published the following journal article:

Jayatilake, DV, Tucker, EJ, Brueggemann, J, Lewis, J, Garcia, M, Dreisigacker, S, Hayden, MJ, Chalmers, K, & Mather, DE 2015. ‘Genetic mapping of the Cre8 locus for resistance against cereal cyst nematode (Heterodera avenae Woll.) in wheat’, Molecular Breeding 35:66


Photograph: Franky Green, SARDI