Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Germplasm Release
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/29/2004
Publication Date: 9/20/2004
Citation: Lewellen, R.T. 2004. Registration of cp03, cp04, cp05, and cp06 sugarbeet germplasms with resistance to powdery mildew, rhizomania and other diseases.. Crop Science. 44:1886-1887. Interpretive Summary: This is a germplasm release, no interpretive summary required.
Technical Abstract: High, simply inherited resistance to powdery mildew caused by Erysiphe polygoni was not known before the discovery of Pm gene from wild beet germplasm. CP03, CP04, CP05, and CP06 are advanced, enhanced germplasm lines of sugarbeet in which the resistance to powdery mildew has been backcrossed from wild beet and combined with resistance to rhizomania, curly top virus, virus yellows, and other diseases. These breeding lines will potentially lead to these resistances being incorporated into commercial hybrids for use by the American and world sugarbeet industry.