Dr Guotai Yu

Postdoctoral Scientist

Biography

Dr Yu’s work focus on cloning stem rust resistance genes in wheat wild relatives.

Guotai uses positional cloning, mutational genomics, genome wide association study, combined with chromosome flow sorting, whole genome sequencing, and RNAseq to do this.

The goal is to clone multiple genes, combine them in a cassette, and then transform it into wheat for durable stem rust resistance to multiple races of the pathogen.

This avoids linkage drag, allows allelic resistance genes to be combined, and ensures they stay together in new varieties thus avoiding single gene again being exposed to the pathogen.

Selected Publications

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