Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 130, Issue 4, pp 807–818 | Cite as

Fine mapping of RYMV3: a new resistance gene to Rice yellow mottle virus from Oryza glaberrima

  • Hélène Pidon
  • Alain Ghesquière
  • Sophie Chéron
  • Souley Issaka
  • Eugénie Hébrard
  • François Sabot
  • Olufisayo Kolade
  • Drissa Silué
  • Laurence Albar
Original Article


Key message

A new resistance gene againstRice yellow mottle viruswas identified and mapped in a 15-kb interval. The best candidate is a CC-NBS-LRR gene.


Rice yellow mottle virus (RYMV) disease is a serious constraint to the cultivation of rice in Africa and selection for resistance is considered to be the most effective management strategy. The aim of this study was to characterize the resistance of Tog5307, a highly resistant accession belonging to the African cultivated rice species (Oryza glaberrima), that has none of the previously identified resistance genes to RYMV. The specificity of Tog5307 resistance was analyzed using 18 RYMV isolates. While three of them were able to infect Tog5307 very rapidly, resistance against the others was effective despite infection events attributed to resistance-breakdown or incomplete penetrance of the resistance. Segregation of resistance in an interspecific backcross population derived from a cross between Tog5307 and the susceptible Oryza sativa variety IR64 showed that resistance is dominant and is controlled by a single gene, named RYMV3. RYMV3 was mapped in an approximately 15-kb interval in which two candidate genes, coding for a putative transmembrane protein and a CC-NBS-LRR domain-containing protein, were annotated. Sequencing revealed non-synonymous polymorphisms between Tog5307 and the O. glaberrima susceptible accession CG14 in both candidate genes. An additional resistant O. glaberrima accession, Tog5672, was found to have the Tog5307 genotype for the CC-NBS-LRR gene but not for the putative transmembrane protein gene. Analysis of the cosegregation of Tog5672 resistance with the RYMV3 locus suggests that RYMV3 is also involved in Tog5672 resistance, thereby supporting the CC-NBS-LRR gene as the best candidate for RYMV3.


Fine mapping RYMV Rice Oryza glaberrima Resistance NB-LRR 

Supplementary material

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Populations derived from the IR64 x Tog5307 cross and used for the mapping of the RYMV3 gene. Backcrosses were performed using resistant F1 plants as donors and the susceptible O. sativa variety IR64 as recurrent parent. The generations used for the analysis of resistance segregation and RYMV3 mapping and fine mapping are indicated on the right. For resistance segregation analysis, the number of resistant (R) and susceptible (S) plants is indicated for each tested progeny (PDF 467 KB)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Plant Diversity Adaptation and Development Research UnitInstitut de Recherche pour le Développement – Université de MontpellierMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Interactions Plantes Microorganismes EnvironnementInstitut de Recherche pour le Développement – Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement – Université de MontpellierMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.Africa Rice CenterCotonouBenin
  4. 4.FSAE, Université de TillabériTillabériNiger
  5. 5.International Institute of Tropical AgricultureIbadanNigeria

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