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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CONTROL OF RUSTS OF CEREAL CROPS

Location: Wheat Genetics, Quality Physiology and Disease Research

Title: Wheat Stripe Rust

Authors
item KOLMER, JAMES
item CHEN, XIANMING
item JIN, YUE

Submitted to: Wheat: Science and Trade
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: October 1, 2008
Publication Date: May 1, 2009
Citation: Kolmer, J., Chen, X. M., and Jin Y. 2009. Diseases which challenge global wheat production – the wheat rusts. Pages 89-124 in: Wheat: Science and Trade. B. F. Carver ed. Wiley-Blackwell, A John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Publication, Ames Iowa.

Interpretive Summary: This is a chapter on wheat stripe rust in a book entitled “Wheat: Science and Trade”. The chapter provides an overview on various aspects of wheat stripe rust and control, including distribution and epidemiology; origin and historical importance; taxonomy, lifecycle, and host range; genetic variation in the stripe rust populations; and resistance in wheat. The chapter summarizes stripe rust epidemics over the past half century in the US, presents examples of developing resistant cultivars using durable type resistance and appropriate strategies of deploying effective race-specific resistance. Recent discoveries of stripe rust resistance genes and molecular markers also are summarized. The book chapter should serve as a major reference for people interested in wheat stripe rust and the disease control.

Technical Abstract: This is a chapter on wheat stripe rust in a book entitled “Wheat: Science and Trade”. The chapter provides an overview on various aspects of wheat stripe rust and control, including distribution and epidemiology; origin and historical importance; taxonomy, lifecycle, and host range; genetic variation in the stripe rust populations; and resistance in wheat. The chapter summarizes stripe rust epidemics over the past half century in the US, presents examples of developing resistant cultivars using durable type resistance and appropriate strategies of deploying effective race-specific resistance. Recent discoveries of stripe rust resistance genes and molecular markers also are summarized. The book chapter should serve as a major reference for people interested in wheat stripe rust and the disease control.

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