Pea Downy Mildew diversity in the UK

Lead Research Organisation: John Innes Centre
Department Name: Contracts Office

Abstract

The collaborative project between JIC and PGRO aims to provide growers with information about Downy Mildew (DM) race structure, geographical spread in the UK, varietal tolerance to races and the value of sources of resistance identified within the Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network across current UK growing areas. Pea DM is a major disease of both vining and combining peas in the UK and current conventional control options are limited to a seed treatment, rotational management and varietal tolerance. However there are reports that some varieties do not perform well in all pea growing areas due to the presence of different races of DM. The project aims to investigate pea DM population diversity in the UK and produce a map to illustrate relative occurrence of races and to support the later genetic studies. Current commercial varieties will be tested for susceptibility to different DM races to inform growers of varietal tolerance in specific areas. The information will be provided to growers to aid regional varietal selections. Improved knowledge of varietal selection will help to reduce the reliance on seed treatments.

In parallel, genetic studies will evaluate markers appropriate for the introgression of an identified resistance gene into commercial breeding stocks. Collaboration with the breeding industry will assist their selection and breeding programmes to develop improved resistance through genetic knowledge of current sources of resistance, alongside analysis of historical data relating to Pisum germplasm stocks, for which new molecular tools may now be exploited

Publications

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Description A source of downy mildew resistance in pea was identified, and genetic markers developed to assist breeders in using this and related lines in their breeding programmes. Genetic information and germplasm have been made available to breeders for use in programmes aimed at developing broad and durable resistance to downy mildew.
The linkage group I genetic locus identified can be aligned with the syntenous region of the sequenced Medicago truncatula genome and this has permitted the development of gene-specific markers that work well for pea. These preliminary genetic data are being pursued within the research programme of the Defra-funded PCGIN, where it is clear that the same or a similar genetic locus exists in faba bean. The soil testing aspects of the work carried out by the PGRO partner within this project are relevant to pathology work being carried out within PCGIN.
Exploitation Route Breeders have adopted one source of resistance into their programmes, marker data have been exchanged and compared favourably with marker data being used in an international commercial programme. A MTA has been issued to a second breeding company also operating internationally, to cover use of the derived germplasm together with the associated genetic marker data.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment

 
Description Genetic information is being used by breeders in their programmes aimed at developing broad and durable resistance to downy mildew. This is part of ongoing knowledge exchange activities. Breeders have adopted one source of resistance into their programmes, marker data have been exchanged and compared favourably with marker data being used in an international commercial programme. A MTA has been issued to a second breeding company also operating internationally, to cover use of the derived germplasm together with the associated genetic marker data. The preliminary genetic data are being pursued within the research programme of the Defra-funded PCGIN. Further discussions with NIAB and the University of Worcester may lead to a LINK or repsonsive mode proposal to include developing some of the soil population aspects of the work revealed by PGRO partners.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment
 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation CGIAR
Department International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Country Colombia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation CGIAR
Country Global 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation Emerging Ag Inc
Country Canada 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation Indian Council of Agricultural Research
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation University of Auckland
Department Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation University of Saskatchewan
Department Division of Nutrition and Dietetics
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops 
Organisation Versant Vision LLC
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Collaborator Contribution Invited participation and advisory role in the 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops report document.
Impact 10-Year Research Strategy for Pulse Crops document.
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'International Year of Pulses at JIC' talk at Breeders' Day 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Breeders Day is an annual event held at JIC to demonstrate the the research that takes place at the JIC, within a context of breeding, agriculture and industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Pulse Research Update' at John Innes Centre - PGRO & press visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 'Pulse Research Update' at John Innes Centre - PGRO & press visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 2016 Celebration of Peas, Beans and Legumes at The Cut Science Cafe in Halesworth, Suffolk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Science Café is a series of regular meetings held at The Cut in Halesworth, Suffolk to explore and discuss the latest ideas in Science and Technology in an informal atmosphere. Talk was given by Claire Domoney and Mike Ambrose, titled '2016 Celebration of Peas, Beans and Legumes' with debate/discussion after.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Celebrating 50 years of John Innes research in Norwich at The Cut Science Cafe in Halesworth, Suffolk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Celebrating 50 years of John Innes research in Norwich at The Cut Science Cafe in Halesworth, Suffolk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Exhibition at the Norfolk Farming Conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Exhibition at the Norfolk Farming Conference 2017, JIC Conference Centre, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Exhibition at the Norwich Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pea TimeVine display at the Norwich Science Festival. Part of the '50 years of John Innes Centre Research in Norwich' display at the Norwich Forum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Exhibition stand at Cereals 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Cereals Event is an arable farming event which takes annually.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Institute Open Day - Breeders Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Tour of JIC caged pea plot area at Breeders' Day 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Institute Open Day - JIC Open Day 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact JIC Open Day 2017: Pea TimeVine and displays based around the research from the Domoney Lab
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://storify.com/JIC_Comms/open-day-2017
 
Description Interview with Chris Hill, Agricultural, Food and Farming Editor at Archant, including plant photography session for an Agriculture Review article. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Chris Hill, Agricultural, Food and Farming Editor at Archant, including plant photography session for an Agriculture Review article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview with Di Cunningham on Future Radio's breakfast show 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Di Cunningham on Future Radio's breakfast show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description JIC exhibition stand at Royal Norfolk Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Royal Norfolk Show is an annual event held over 2 days celebrating Norfolk's agriculture past, present and future and showcasing local food, farming and countryside.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description LEGATO-EUROLEGUME International Conference - Advances in grain legume cultivation and use 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attendance at LEGATO-EUROLEGUME International Conference - Advances in grain legume cultivation and use
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Mardlers visit to JIC. Overview of projects talk given. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mardlers - the Norfolk farmers group of which JIC is an official member, meet once a month to listen to outside speakers and discuss various issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Norfolk Mardlers Dinner 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Mardlers - the Norfolk farmers group of which JIC is an official member, meet once a month to listen to outside speakers and discuss various issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pea Yield Enhancement Network (PeaYEN) 2018 review meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Pea Yield Enhancement Network (PeaYEN) representative
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to JIC Governing Council: 'Translating Genetic Research In Species Pisum: from MfN to Breeders and Beyond' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Presentation to JIC Governing Council: 'Translating Genetic Research In Species Pisum: from MfN to Breeders and Beyond'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to YIELD farmer group, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) during visit to JIC: 'Benefits of the pea crop and its diverse uses' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation given by Claire Domoney to YIELD farmer group, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) during visit to JIC, titled 'Benefits of the pea crop and its diverse uses'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Press article - The Pulse Magazine - The Official Journal of the PGRO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Pulse Magazine - The Official Journal of the PGRO. The John Innes Centre celebrates 50 Years in Norwich in 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN) Stakeholder Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN) stakeholders, including representatives from UK government, industry, universities and research institutes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN) steering/management meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Pulse Crop Genetic Improvement Network (PCGIN) steering/management meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Radio broadcast - BBC Radio Norfolk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio broadcast on BBC Radio Norfolk. JIC Open Day 2017: 'The application of genetic research in pea at JIC to the development of novel foods' - hosted by Thordis Fridriksson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Scientists at the John Innes Centre are developing a GM-free feed alternative from a wild pea. BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today programme discussing the development pf a GM-free feed alternative from a wild pea by Scientists at the John Innes Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description TV Broadcast - BBC Look East 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TV broadcast on BBC Look East - JIC Open Day 2017: 'The application of genetic research in pea at JIC to its many uses in food and agriculture'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Transatlantic Sessions on Conservation and Organic Agriculture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact PPP: Potential and Power of Pea presentation at Transatlantic Sessions on Conservation and Organic Agriculture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UN International Year of Pulses at The Cut Science Cafe as part of the Norwich Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Norwich Festival is held annually as a celebration of the ground breaking scientific research associated with the city. Talk was given by Claire Domoney, entitled 'UN International Year of Pulses', as part of the Norwich Festival's series of The Cut Science Cafe talks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit of 30 undergraduate students from Wageningen University, The Netherlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Tour of JIC caged pea plot area - visit of 30 undergraduate students from Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description YIELD visiting group to the John Innes Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact YIELD visiting group to the JIC, producing links and understanding of JIC research to a visiting group from agricultural industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016