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Agronomic traits


Druka et al (2011) Genetic dissection of barley morphology and development. Plant Physiology 155:617-627

Shahinnia et al (2012) High resolution mapping of Dense spike-ar ( to the genetic centromere of barley chromosome 7H. Theoretical & Applied Genetics 124:373-384

Houston et al (2012) Analysis of the barley bract suppression gene Trd1. Theoretical & Applied Genetics 125:33-45



Rohde et al (2011) Bud set in poplar-genetic dissection of a complex trait in natural and hybrid populations. New Phytologist 189:106-121

Fabbrini et al (2012) Phenotypic plasticity, QTL mapping and genomic characterization of bud set in black poplar. BMC Plant Biology 12:47

Allwright et al (2016) Biomass traits and candidate genes for bioenergy revealed through association genetics in coppiced European Populus nigra (L.). Biotechnol Biofuels 9:195

Taylor et al (2019) Sustainable bioenergy for climate mitigation: developing drought-tolerant trees and grasses. Annals of Botany 124:513-520​

Scaglione et al (2019) Single primer enrichment technology as a tool for massive genotyping: a benchmark on black poplar and maize. Annals of Botany 124:543-552



IGA focuses on three loci controlling downy or powdery mildew resistance: Rpv3, Rpv12, Ren1. Ren1 is the first resistance gene that naturally evolved functional specificity against powdery mildew in the cultivated species Vitis vinifera. Rpv3 and Rpv12 were originally present in undomesticated grapes in North America and Asia and were historically used in introgression breeding.

Coleman et al (2009) The powdery mildew resistance gene REN1 co-segregates with an NBS-LRR gene cluster in two Central Asian grapevines. BMC Genomics 10:89

Di Gaspero et al (2012) Selective sweep at the Rpv3 locus during grapevine breeding for downy mildew resistance. Theoretical & Applied Genetics 12:277-286

Venuti et al (2013) Historical introgression of the downy mildew resistance gene Rpv12 from the Asian species Vitis amurensis into grapevine varieties. PLoS One 8(4):e61228. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061228

Foria et al (2020) Gene duplication and transposition of mobile elements drive evolution of the Rpv3 resistance locus in grapevine.​ The Plant Journal 101(3):529-542​

Chitarrini et al (2020) Two-omics data revealed commonalities and differences between Rpv12- and Rpv3-mediated resistance in grapevine. Scientific Reports 10(1):12193



IGA is collaborating with the Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources of the National Research Council (CNR-IBBR) in Perugia (Italy) for studying the locus responsible for self-incompatibility in olive cultivars. We mapped the locus on olive chromosome 18 and developed a DNA marker for a rapid screening of inter-compatibility in olive germplasm.