Submitted to: Durable Disease Resistance Symposium
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/20/2011
Publication Date: 4/4/2012
Citation: Wellings, C.R., Boyd, L.A., Chen, X. 2012. Resistance to stripe rust in wheat: Pathogen biology driving resistance breeding. Durable Disease Resistance Symposium. Sharma, I. Disease Resistance in Wheat. Edition I. New York, NY, CAB International. 63-83. Interpretive Summary: Disease resistance is one of the major factors that can be improved to sustain yield potential in cultivated crops. This book looks at disease resistance in wheat, concentrating on all the economically important diseases - their economic impact and geographical spread, breeding for resistance, pathogen variability, resistance mechanisms and recent advances made on resistance genes. Newer strategies for identifying resistance genes and identify resistance mechanisms are discussed, including cloning, gene transfer and the use of genetically modified plants. It is suitable for researchers and students of agriculture and crop protection. Focusing on wheat stripe rust, this chapter will: review the current understanding of pathogen variation that has proven to be a threat to the longevity of resistant wheats; survey contemporary knowledge of the genetic basis for resistance; and discuss breeding approaches that offer the possibility of combining stripe rust resistance with all the agronomic features necessary for the commercial success of modern wheat cultivars. The chapter will serve as a major reference for stripe rust research.
Technical Abstract: None.