Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Theses & dissertations (Interdisciplinary)

Major

Genetics

First Advisor

Roger Wise

Second Advisor

Diane Bassham

Third Advisor

Phil Becraft

Abstract

The dissertation consists of two research topics. The first part describes the discovery and analysis of Lrk/Tak receptor like kinase gene clusters in barley and other grass species. Our study revealed that their diversification is associated with subfunctionalization and cultivar-specific transcript accumulation. The second part describes the functional analysis of three pivotal secondary metabolite enzymes in barley-powdery mildew interactions. We found that secondary metabolites contribute both to basal penetration resistance and to Mla influenced infection kinetics.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-17005

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Pingsha Hu

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI3310802

OCLC Number

256713219

ISBN

9780549595656

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

150 pages

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