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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Epidemiology and Control of Stripe Rust on Wheat

Author
item Chen, Xianming

Submitted to: Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: June 27, 2005
Publication Date: September 1, 2005
Citation: Chen, X. 2005. Epidemiology and control of stripe rust on wheat. Can. J. Plant Pathol. 27:314-337.

Interpretive Summary: Stripe rust of wheat is one of the most important diseases of wheat worldwide. This review presents basic and recent information on stripe rust epidemiology, pathogen virulence changes and population structure, and movement of the pathogen in the United States and around the world. The impact and causes of recent epidemics in the United States and other countries are discussed. Research on plant disease resistance, including types of resistance, genes and molecular markers, and use of fungicides, are summarized and strategies for more effective control of the disease are discussed. This review should serve as a major reference for stripe rust research.

Technical Abstract: Stripe rust of wheat, caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici, is one of the most important diseases of wheat worldwide. This review presents basic and recent information on stripe rust epidemiology, pathogen virulence changes and population structure, and movement of the pathogen in the United States and around the world. The impact and causes of recent epidemics in the United States and other countries are discussed. Research on plant disease resistance, including types of resistance, genes and molecular markers, and use of fungicides, are summarized and strategies for more effective control of the disease are discussed.

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