Rgsr8.1, a new quantitative trait locus conferring resistance to Gibberella stalk rot in maize

Gibberella stalk rot (GSR) is a fungal disease of maize.  Through QTL-seq, a whole genome sequencing method, Chen et al. identified a new resistance quantitative trait locus (QTL) Rgsr8.1 that confers broad-spectrum resistance to GSR. Two candidate genes were identified, one encoding an auxin response factor and the other a disease resistance protein.  (Summary by Bhavisha Sheth) Front. Plant Sci. 10.3389/fpls.2017.01355