WARF: P130103US02

  • Assigned to WARF as biological material.

Soybeans Resist Sclerotinia Stem Rot


Craig Grau

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in a soybean line completely resistant to white mold.
OVERVIEWSclerotinia stem rot, or ‘white mold,’ is caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. The disease is a major problem for crop plants in the north-central United States and southern Canada. Although soybean cultivars have been identified that show partial resistance to Sclerotinia infection, resistance among commercial varieties is limited.
THE INVENTIONA UW–Madison researcher and others have created a new line of soybeans that are 100 percent resistant to Sclerotinia stem rot. The line is bred from previously developed, rot-resistant parents.
  • Production of soybean lines resistant to Sclerotinia stem rot
  • Commercial cultivars
  • Genetic mapping research
  • Total resistance to Sclerotinia stem rot
  • Resistance trait is highly heritable.
Contact Information
For current licensing status, please contact Emily Bauer at or 608-960-9842.
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